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Fine medal haul for Forres gymnastics club


By Staff Reporter


High-flying Iris Whitton with her successful Forres Gymnastics Club pals. Picture: Eric Cormack. Image No. 044119.
High-flying Iris Whitton with her successful Forres Gymnastics Club pals. Picture: Eric Cormack. Image No. 044119.

THERE were medals galore for Forres Gymnastics Club at the recent Balmoor friendly competition in Fraserburgh.

Teams from Peterhead, Inverurie, Alvah, Fyrish and Elgin also competed in the event.

The Forres club celebrated Iris Whitton’s achievement of winning the overall gold medal in the 10/11 intermediate age group, as well as a floor gold and vault silver.

Iris also teamed up with Molly Sinclair, Sophie Scott, Libby Attridge and Madison Collie for team silver. Molly was among the medals in the individual 10/11 years competition, claiming silver on the floor and bronze overall.

Freya Paterson was overall champ in the 12+ intermediate, winning floor silver and floor bronze as well as team silver with Pollaidh Astley and Faye Nicol. Pollaidh also took a silver in the floor competition.

Carli Beacon put in a great performance in the 8/9 years intermediate, winning silver in the floor and vault and earning the overall silver for the event.

In the beginners’ section, there was a team bronze for the Forres quartet of Mya Morrison (sixth overall), Matilda Gee, Fern Thomson and Louisa Walters in the 6/7 years section.

Rhianna Lane was fourth in the floor competition of the 8/9 years.

At 12+ age group, Mya Cameron was in good form to take the floor competition bronze and the ribbon for sixth place overall.

Coach Patsy Fraser-Mackenzie said she was proud of all the club’s competitors, particularly the ‘wee’ ones taking part for the first time.

The club has two more competitions left, the Glitterball at Inverurie and the Scottish Floor and Vault Championships in Perth.



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