Monthly Archives: May 2012

Irish National Apparatus Finals 2012

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Yesterday saw the final competition of this season for our gymnasts with the Irish National Apparatus finals.  Old Bawn had five gymnasts representing the club on various apparatus.

In the minor competition Shauna Kelly and Katie O’Hara competed on Beam and Floor.  Both girls had a great competition.  On beam Shauna landed a very solid clean routine for the silver medal and Katie added 3 new upgrades to her routine with a side somersault,  an aerial cartwheel and switch leap to help her to bronze.  On floor both girls had clean routines and personal best scores.  Katie’s 10.7 was good enough for the bronze medal.

In the senior competition Julie Sadlier, Ali Kavanagh and Beth Gillmor competed.  Julie performed well on her only event – vault, with 2 tidy vaults.  Beth landed a great tsukahara for the bronze medal.  On bars Ali achieved silver and Beth bronze.  On beam Ali’s continual upgrades helped her into bronze medal position.  Both Ali and Beth performed and expressed their dance beautifully on floor, with clean tumbles they shared the silver medal.

This was a fantastic way to end the season for the girls.  Over the summer months we will hope to keep increasing the skill level and unveil some new tricks for next year.  Congratulations girls!