Tinkler, Liverpool Win at British Teams


Amy Tinkler of South Durham added another all-around title to her collection at the British Team Championships, where the ladies from Liverpool were the champions in the team competition.

Several of the top Great British gymnasts made appearances at this meet, albeit with slightly lowered difficulty or only on a handful of events. Tinkler was one of them, competing at a slightly lower level than we’re used to seeing, but having an otherwise solid meet to win the gold with a 54.7.

Kelly Simm, also a likely worlds competitor, was the silver medalist with a rough outing on bars but good work elsewhere to finish with a 53.8. Right behind her was Charlie Fellows, who won the bronze with a 53.2 and helped lead Liverpool to gold, 203.3 to Park Wrekin’s 198.8.

The other gymnasts from Liverpool included Jade Stedford, Lucy Stanhope, Ellee Cheetham, Olivia Williams, and 2012 Olympian Rebecca Tunney, competing just on beam and floor.

Ellesse Oates led the Park Wrekin girls to their silver medal, finishing fifth in the all-around with a 51.3. She was helped by Honour Sheard, Isla Warr, Alice Kinsella, Georgina Clements, and Marnie Woolrich. The Academy was the third-place team with a 196.8, featuring Ruby Harrold, who competed everything but bars and though she struggled on floor, showed a solid effort on beam. Harrold was joined by young teammates Phoebe Turner, Abigail Solari, Zoe Simmons, Maisie Dodds, and Amelia Knight.

Becky and Ellie Downie also competed, though they weren’t part of a team contending for a title. The younger Downie competed everywhere but bars, counting a fall on beam and showing lower difficulty elsewhere, while the elder of the sisters competed just on beam, putting up some nice work there for a 14.0.

Full results from the competition are available here.

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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