On Sunday 22nd March Tonbridge Grammar School hosted the South East Regional Acrobatics and Tumbling Competition. The event was well attended by schools across the region and the standard in all age groups was very high. Gymnasts from Tonbridge Grammar School competed at both regional and national level with outstanding results!
At Regional Level the U14 pairs (Adele White / Siena Atkins and Lily Bacon / Alex Firth) were placed joint first after achieving the same score and were both awarded gold!
In the U14 national girls’ tumbling competition Leah McCarthy was awarded a bronze medal, missing out on a place at national finals by 0.3. A great achievement against many club gymnasts.
In acrobatics at national level TGS came away with a collection of gold medals, and alongside the hard work of students, many thanks must go to the choreography of Charlie Cattoor.
The U14 pair Annabelle Cynk and Olivia Grayland, performed a clean routine to beat the nearest challengers by over two points. The U19 pair Emily Cynk and Jasmine Wynter, took part in the most competitive age group of the day, and overcame the pressures of previous years to achieve gold. Both pairs will now represent the South East Region at National Schools Finals in May.
Both the U14 and U19 Groups from TGS were also awarded gold medals. Each group consisted of six gymnasts. The U14 group (Olivia Grayland, Annabelle Cynk, Farrah Genekis, Isabelle Vine, Rebecca Ng & Eleanor Barrett) performed consistently and achieved an excellent group score. The U19 Group (Maddy Wells, Emily Cynk, Leah McCarthy, Kitty Wells, Jasmine Wynter & Georgia Menhinick) overcame the challenge from a number of local schools in order to win in this age group by an outstanding 0.5marks.
All gymnasts will now travel to Stoke to compete at the National Finals with the hope that they can bring back medals for the South East Region.
Good luck to all TGS gymnasts!