Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sisters secure gold

TWO sisters from Lower Shiplake won gold medals at the Artistic Gymnastics Oxfordshire County two piece competition last weekend.

TWO sisters from Lower Shiplake won gold medals at the Artistic Gymnastics Oxfordshire County two piece competition last weekend.

Abigail and Alice France, who both attend Gillotts School were competing for Abingdon Gymnastics Club.

Abigail competed in level four for 12/13 year olds and won gold on bars and silver on beam while Alice competed in the level two elite category and won gold on the beam.

Prior to these wins, Abigail won silver overall at the county four piece championships in the summer plus gold on vault and seventh position overall in the Southern Region Championships in September.

In spite of several injuries, Alice has also had a good year, winning gold overall in the county four piece championships, bronze on floor and fifth position overall in the Southern Region Championships, plus a bronze in the Southern Region Team Championships in July.

Alice has also just recently passed the British Level 2 Compulsory Grade, which means she will compete in the British Championships next year.

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