Posted on - Monday 25th November, 2019.
The Dynamo Girls Squad travelled to Surrey Sports Park for the British Challenge Cup & Bill McLoughlin Teams this past weekend, along with their coaches Kerri Beaven & Emma Beales.
Day 1 of competition was the turn of Senior gymnasts Emily Burke and Isabelle Prinsep, both first year Seniors at 16 years old. After performing cleanly on all apparatus, Emily Burke finished with an all-around total of 44.45 to place 12th. Emily competed her new Yurchenko Full Twist flawlessly for a massive 13.20 to pick up a National Silver medal on this apparatus. Team-mate Isabelle Prinsep placed 16th with an all-around score of 43.60, performing flawlessly on all apparatus.
Day 2 of competition started early for Junior gymnast Elise Blissett, who once again put in a clean all-around performance to place 17th with a total score of 43.75, with her highest individual score coming on Vault with a massive 12.20.
Dynamo had three girls compete in the Espoir competition. Bethan Light finished in 29th position with a score of 43.90, with team-mates, Emma Glasspool in 34th with 43.30, and Rio Gawne-Cain in 47th with 41.95. All three girls produced strong routines with minimal errors amongst a string field.
The Bill McLoughlin Teams took place on Sunday following on from the Challenge Cups. The four Dynamo girls having qualified to compete for the regional teams earlier in the year.
Molly Symonds competed on all 4 apparatus for South 2 showing her strength as an all-around gymnast scoring 43.25, her highest score coming on Beam with 11.15. Bethan Light also competed for South 2 on 3 apparatus, her strongest performance coming on Vault with a score of 11.95. Both Molly and Bethan helped South 2 to finish 10th overall.
Tayah Askham performed for South 1, after making a return from injury in time to help the Team on both Bars and Beam. Tayah showed her consistency scoring 10.90 on Bars and 10.85 on Beam. Team-mate Emily Burke competed on 3 apparatus for South 1, once again performing her new Vault with ease for 12.75 and also increasing her Floor score from the Challenge Cup to 11.45. Tayah and Emily both contributed to the team total for South 1 finishing 9th overall.
A fantastic weekend for the girls’ squad showing their strength and depth competing in all age groups of the Challenge Cup and with girls being selected to represent the South Region. Kerri Beaven said of the girls’ performance “We’re proud of the girls for competing so many clean routines across the weekend showing they had put in the hard work in the gym and being rewarded by producing a high level of work at a National competition. We can now look forward to 2020 with confidence”