Gymnastics


Priory Community School students Molly Brown and Lucie Antoine have both had recent success with both claiming a number of medals. Brown, 13, finished in second place with her team at the Hungarian Aerobics competition in Budapest with the highest ever score by a British trio. This came on the back of taking gold and …

Joshua Seager led the way as the boys of Shepton Mallet Gymnastics Club won a haul of medals at a competition in Bath. Head coach Clare Tanner praised the boys for their “amazing success” at the competition with Seager lead- ing the Shepton charge. He won the overall championship for a second time, as well …

Somerset trampolinist Laura Gallagher and her Great Britain women’s team colleagues won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Competing alongside Kat Driscoll and Izzy Songhurst, Gallagher and her team all put in brilliant displays under pressure to score 163.810 points for third place behind Belarus and China. Gallagher posted a superb …

British champion Laura Gallagher continued her high-flying return to trampolining competitions with international success in Spain. Fabulous synchro win @lukestrong2 @NathanBailey93 & great 4th for @lgtrampoline #WorldCup #Spain #Teamwork #Trampoline #GBR pic.twitter.com/yj3bAZy8cC — TracyWhittaker (@tracywhittaker1) October 8, 2017 Gallagher, who trains in Bridgwater, came fourth in the final of the Spanish World Cup event, competing …

Whirlwinds trampoline and double-mini trampoline club are celebrating the British Championship win of their member Ella Hooper Bleeks. The Taunton-based club are delighted with the “fantastic” performances of their elite-team bouncers, Hooper Bleeks, Liam Isaac, Lucinda Parr and Isaac Turner, who competed in the double-mini trampoline (DMT) at the 2017 British Championships in Liverpool’s Echo …

Claudia Fragapane believes her ‘Strictly’ experience has helped give her gymnastics career a new lease of life as she targets a second World Championship medal in Montreal next week. The 19-year-old from Bristol took time off after the Rio Olympics to star in the BBC show but believes she has returned “fitter and fresher” to …

Somerset trampolinist Laura Gallagher is the new senior women’s British champion after taking first place at the 2017 Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT British Championships at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Gallagher, from the Quayside club in Bridgwater, scored consistently well across each of her three flights to take an impressive first place with a score …

Bristol Hawks club gymnast Claudia Fragapane tumbled her way to a floor gold medal at the World Challenge Cup in Paris. Fragapane scored 13.900 for victory as she and her fellow Team GB artistic gymnasts continued to impress selectors ahead of the World Championships. Fragapane also won a bronze medal in the beam competition with …