Artistry is everything… so the saying goes at CNGA. A total of 33 gymnasts represented the Academy at the South East Classic Challenge Championships this weekend.
It all started on Friday evening at 5pm…the venue..City of Newport Gymnastic Academy. 5 Academy gymnasts in the TIN category performed amazing routines including floors to music.
Roselyn Dyer competed in her first Artistic Competition in the 8 years Tin category – well done Ros! We are so proud of you! Roselyn achieved 5th place on the Bars, 5th place on the beam and 5th place overall.
In the 9 years Tin category – four girls competed as a team. They were: Millie Rolfe, Indie-Grace Jackson-Pollock, Georgina Salijeni and Roksana Mikus. All of them worked fantastic routines and made their coaches proud – well done girls! You’re simply the best!
There was plenty to celebrate. Millie achieved 5th place on vault, 4th on beam and 5th place overall. Roksana achieved 4th on vault, 4th on beam and 6th place overall. Georgina achieved 3rd position on bars. Indie achieved 6th place on Bars. Millie, Roksana, Indie and Georgina also placed silver in the team event. Congratulations girls ! go CNGA!# loving gymnastics!
The next round on the Friday evening belonged to Maria Lebedik who competed in her first artistic competition in the 12+ age category TIN. What a super performance from Maria who put her heart and soul into every routine. Well done Maria and welcome to competition squad gymnastics! Maria achieved 6th position on floor #very proud coaches! We also want to sing her praises as a volunteer/leader every week with the beginner girls groups! What a super girl!
Saturday morning first light… 8.30am start. It was the turn of 3 gymnasts – 9 in the year ZINC. What a fabulous performance from all 3 girls. Lacie Blake, Avalyn Halford and Anastajza Zmudowska. Their floor routines were a delight to watch and impressed and wow’d all the judges and visiting coaches for their beautiful artistry. Amazing job well done girls! Results included Gold for Avalyn on the vault and 5th place on vault for Anastajza!! Wow! A huge well done to Lacie Blake too for excellent routines all round. Their team placed 5th. We couldn’t have asked for more from these gymnasts – congratulations!
The next round Saturday morning our 10/11 years ZINC girls. Lydia Porter, Darcy-Rae Birch, Isla Phillips, Emily Rogers, Leah Tremaine, Laura Pazik, Cassidy Jordan. A superb performance by all gymnasts in this age category. The difference in scores from 1st place to 8th place was 0.2 – which was a very close margin! Excellent effort, with just a few minor hiccups from the girls. Again though, the artistry on floor was mesmerizing and applauded by the judges – well done girls great team effort!
The Saturday afternoon round was a marathon event. 16 CNGA gymnasts made up 4 teams who all did an amazing job. Isobel Engstrom, Jasmine Evans, Roksana Tkaczynska, Poppy Price, Ayla Clothier, Lara Clarke, Paige Williams, Nia Williams, Daisy Ward, Annabelle Thomas, Ava Spiteri, Nyah Henderson, Sophia Matthews, Eve Peart, Lolita Klusevich and Moridiat Olagunju.
Individual achievements included Eve Peart – 4th on vault, 3rd on Beam and 5th Overall
Lolita Klusevich – 3rd on vault
Moridiat Olagunju – Gold on vault, 3rd on Bars, Gold on floor, 3rd overall. There was also 4th team place for Team Sparkle and silver place for Team Pink. Amazing stuff!!
Both Eve and Moridiat will now represent the 12+ South East zinc team at the finals in North Wales on Saturday 14th October. A huge well done to them all!
All these fantastic gymnasts made us very proud coaches at CNGA. They were so supportive of each other, so respectful to other clubs, and again, put every ounce of effort into the competition – they stood out a mile! We are so proud of them all. The judges, other officials and coaches of other clubs could not believe how amazing our gymnasts were, both on and off the competition floor and how many gymnasts we manage in the competition group at CNGA. Well done to every gymnast who competed for CNGA – you are a credit to the Academy and yourselves and your families! Of particular note throughout their competition was again, the Artistry on floor which impressed the judges, coaches and the audience. Hats off to you girls!!
Sunday morning round 2 and it was the turn of our final gymnast in the competition – Keeley Williams in the 12+ age Copper category. Keeley worked amazing routines, and in a tough ompetition, Keeley managed to position 6th overall, just missing out on a finals place in North Wales. She positioned 3rd on Bars and Gold, yes.. Gold on Floor! Another impressive routine that wow’d the judges again with Artistry. Well done Keeley for a great performance, considering that you weren’t feeling 100% on the day!
It was another successful weekend at CNGA. It has to be mentioned that Tina, Director and senior coach at CNGA has, in addition to all other apparatus routines, choreographed and produced all the remarkable floor routines for these wonderful young gymnasts that wow’d the crowd and other clubs in South East Wales this weekend – congratulations Tina! You are an amazing coach and choreographer!!