Morgan picks up surprise bronze at Youth Festival


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 to medal so I’m over the moon,’ said Morgan. ‘It was really nerve-racking being last on the beam, watching everyone go and trying to stay calm. Once I’d finished my routine I was really happy but I had no idea whether it was going to be good enough to get a medal.

‘It’s been an amazing week. Both our teams have done amazing and for me personally it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’ve done ten routines and I haven’t had a fall and that’s a first for me, so that’s really pleasing.’

Morgan also finished fifth in the team event with fellow Academy gymnast Zoe Simmons and Taeja James.

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