Gymnastics


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 …

Trampolinists from the Whirlwinds club in Taunton won medals and achieved personal aims when they competed in the National League qualifying competition at Birmingham University. The competition is unlike any other event, and has been created ‘by the clubs for the clubs’, rather than those competitions under the control of British Gymnastics. The Birmingham qualifier …

PORTISHEAD gymnast Amelie Morgan was ‘over the moon’ with her bronze medal win at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor, Hungary. The 14-year-old, from the Academy of Gymnastics in Portishead, represented Team GB at the festival and claimed her beam bronze medal on the final day of action at Gyor. ‘I wasn’t even expecting …

TEAM England’s rhythmic gymnastics squad continued their build-up to next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with a training week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Squad members Mimi-Isabella Cesar and Stephani Sherlock also took the opportunity to finalise their preparations for the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Overseeing the camp was City …