2nd December 2019 — Once again the Maltman’s Green Gym Squad girls wowed at the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Gymnastics Championships at Kent College on Saturday 23 November, scooping a large number of medals including individual Gold, Silver and Bronze for the U9s, individual gold for the U10s and taking team gold to be crowed National Champions in the U9 and U10 categories.
- GOLD U9 Team Champions
- GOLD U10 Team Champions
- GOLD U9 Individual Champion – Georgia E
- GOLD U10 Individual Champion – Annabel K
- GOLD U9 Group Sequence
- SILVER U9 Individual – Layla J
- SILVER U11 Group Sequence
- BRONZE U9 Individual – Amber P
- BRONZE U10 Group Sequence
On top of those excellent results, Jessica D took 5th place and Georgia E was awarded the title of ‘Most Artistic Floor Performance’, both in the U9 category.
The competition included Set Vault, Voluntary Vault, Set Floor and Voluntary Floor and the group sequence. Their girls put in their absolute best performances receiving top scores and excellent comments from the judges. In the set vault the girls performed some super flat backs with height and flight, despite a very hard springboard! For the U10s and U11s this was where they scooped some excellent scores. The set floor was an opportunity for the girls to show their accuracy and skill with balance, strength and flexibility, while in the voluntary floor they showcased their choreography, dancing and tumbling abilities. For the team sequence they showed their ability to dance beautifully and in unison with one another.
Maltman’s Green returned home with lots of trophies and medals and although it was a very long day, there were lots of happy gymnasts!
Huge congratulations to all the girls.