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Newbury's KD Gymnastics dominate Regional competition in Southampton with plenty of medal winners

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KD Gymnastics dominated the podiums at the Regional competition in Southampton by bringing home a whopping nine gold medals, five silver medals and seven bronze medals.

Further to this, there were 22 fourth to sixth ribbons, two overall champions and two of the squad were selected to compete for the Southern Region Team at Nationals in Stoke-on-Trent next month.

Mei Amorelli, who finished first, is the Southern Region Champion and she was selected for the team next month.

KD Gymnastics
KD Gymnastics

Meanwhile, Katie Massey was second in the bars and she qualified to represent team south at the Nationals.

Jayda Cole performed well in her competitions as she finished third, which included a third place finish in both the vault and beam and a first place win on the floor.

Fiona Karlsson, who has faced many obstacles these past weeks, came out fighting and gained some much-needed experience for Nationals in a couple of weeks.

In the 9-10-year-old category, Lily Weston finished second after a third place finishing in the floor and vault and a win in the bars.

Sienna Neal was crowned southern region champion for eight-year-olds, while Lottie Longhurst and Josie Chambers between them picked up three, second-place finishes.

A special mention must go to Ariana Bradley, who came fourth, and Amelia Brooke-Taylor, who came fifth overall in the eight-year-old category.

Michaela Whitton, who is head of artistic, said: “It’s been a difficult 18 months, but you guys smashed it these past two weekends and we are beyond proud of you.”

If anyone is interested in joining KD Gymnastics please visit their website for information on enrolling.

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