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Olympic bronze medalists Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova visit Newbury gymnastics club for annual championships

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KD Gymnastics recently hosted their ever-popular in house club championships for its members.

The club operates out of Bone Lane, Newbury, had their ever-popular annual club championships and were so pleased to be able to welcome just short of 400 gymnasts for the competition.

Olympic hero’s Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova made a surprise appearance with their coach Josh, who travelled down from Aylesbury, to answer some questions.

The Gadirova twins
The Gadirova twins

The twins talked about how they have worked hard and persevered through adversity to achieve their dreams.

From the youngest competitor at just four, to the oldest at 18, the girls and boys did not disappoint with their performances.

The competitors were judged on bars, beam, floor, vault and trampette/rings and a huge total of 241 medals were awarded with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements on each apparatus and trophies awarded to the overall winner with the highest score of each age group.

Elliot Gale
Elliot Gale

A special mention to the overall podium winners; Elliot Gale & Poppy George (Year R), Louisa Mawle (Year 1), Phoebe Fisher (Year 2), Millie Shafe (Year 3), Lily Mason (Year 4), Imogen Ingleby (Year 5), Tayla Gourlay (Year 6 +), and Marla Trigwell (Year 4) – who was awarded most determined gymnast of the year.

Every single one of the gymnasts did themselves proud and were awarded with a participation medal.

For some gymnasts it was their first ever competition, they faced pressures of being judged and performing in front of a huge crowd.

The staff and coaches have said they couldn’t be prouder and have received many positive emails commending the coach’s dedication and enthusiasm towards each and every child as they achieved their skills competently.

Imogen Ingleby
Imogen Ingleby

A huge thank you should be made to all of the coaches, gymnasts, KD staff, parents, judges and volunteers for helping to make the weekend so special.

For further enquiries please contact the club at enquiries@kdgymnastics.co.uk

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