Gymnast Selected for England Squad after Excellent Performances
Having started the Easter holidays with a great performance at the English Gymnastics Championships, Lottie Smith (Y10) concluded her holidays by performing at the prestigious British Championships held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
She was the youngest senior gymnast in the competition which also served as an Olympic trial for some of GB's top performers. Lottie performed without major error and finished in a very pleasing 16th place all around and 12th on the beam. It was a huge experience for her and she is delighted with her performance.
At the end of March, Lottie competed in the English Gymnastics Championships held at Loughborough University. As she turns sixteen later this year, she is now classed as a senior gymnast and was up against all of the top GB stars. She competed very well and was delighted to finish 6th overall in a very strong field. Lottie was also recognised by the judges who awarded her a special artistry award.
As a result of her performances in both of these major championships, Lottie has been selected for the 2016 England Squad and she will attend several camps throughout the year in Aldershot.
In other gymnastics news the Midlands Independent Schools Championships are being hosted at Stamford Junior School this weekend, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th. It runs all day on both Saturday and Sunday until half past 4. SES’ senior girls ‘A Team’ and U11 girls ‘A Team’ are on at 3pm on Sunday.