At the end of last month, the University of Nottingham Gymnastics club took part in competitive action for the first time since the pandemic. Travelling to Loughborough for the University Gymnastics Cup, the club had male and female gymnasts taking part over two days of competition. On Saturday 27 November, the Women's Elite/Advanced and Intermediate athletes performed, whilst the Novice Women's competition took place on Sunday 28 November along with all three of the Men's competition levels.
The #GreenandGold of the University of Nottingham put in fantastic performances on the first day of Women's Intermediate competition with Kirsten Lochhead winning gold in the All-Around and Bars competitions, whilst Imogen Phillips and Laura Vahey finished third in the All-Around category. The club were not finished there though as they saw even more success with gold medals for two of our athletes in the Women's Intermediate Vault and Beam! Congratulations to Alice Derrick and Esther Sleigh respectively. Moving into the Advanced category, Eleanor Vine captured a trio of silver medals in the Vault, Bars and All-Around competitions, whilst Emily Irving won a bronze medal in the Floor but went even better in the vault by bringing the gold home!
Sunday saw our male gymnasts spring into action with a whole host of medals being won! Starting with the Elite categories Lorenzo Carrozo had a superb weekend winning gold in the Floor Exercise, Parallel Bars and All-Around events, whilst also claiming two silver's and two bronze medals in the Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault and Horizontal Bars respectively! Frank Baines won gold in the Pommel Horse and Vault to go with a silver in the Horizontal Bars, whilst Sam Mostowfi and Euan Cox claimed gold in the Horizontal Bars and Still Rings respectively! Moving into the Advanced competitions, Musa Siddiqi enjoyed a phenomenal weekend winning four gold's, finishing first in the Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Horizontal Bars and All-Around disciplines! Alongisde Musa at the Advanced level, James Hodgson won gold in the Still Rings, silver in the Floor Exercise and Horizontal Bars, and bronze in the Vault and All-Around.
The weekend's incredible efforts mean that after the first round of the University Gymnastics Cup, the University of Nottingham lead the league table of twenty-one universities. Congratulations to all of our athletes on a brilliant weekend. We look forward to more success in the next round of events. To find out more about the event and the weekend's results, please click here.
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Posted on Friday 10th December 2021