Splitz Gymnastics Club are pleased to report two recent successes for the club on the International and National competition circuits.
Siblings Toby, Charlie and Millie Baker, from Worle travelled with their personal coach Adam Ludwell, head of Aerobics at Splitz to Lithuania for the International Aerobic Gymnastics Competition.
Representative gymnasts from around Europe and the World, as far away as Australia had made the journey for this International competition and all the categories were tough. Some of the best athletes in the world took to the floor and there were some truly jaw-dropping routines on display.
Millie Baker (10) who is a pupil at St Marks Primary School, was the first on the floor from Splitz, competing in a massive field of 57 of the best international level gymnasts, she gave an amazing performance but missed out on qualification for the finals by the narrowest of margins, coming home placed a very respectable 12th.
Charlie Baker (11) who studies at Priory was next out of the gate for Splitz and provided one of the best performances by any of the boys present coming home with a very well deserved bronze medal having been beaten to the silver medal by his older brother Toby (13) with a spectacular individual routine.
Toby Baker, who also studies at Priory, teamed up with Zoe Wilshire and together they wowed the audience and the judges with a beautifully synchronised, choreographed and performed routine which saw them coming home with another silver medal.
Just one week later the full aerobics team from Splitz travelled to Fareham in Hampshire to compete in the Southern Regional Competition. The team represented themselves well throughout the weekend and did everything that the coaching team had asked of them, coming home with an impressive haul of 10 medals.
Results for the club were;
George Weall -Gold, George Weall and Erin Aggett-Gold, Izzy Taylor and Laila Astill-Bronze, Millie Baker- Bronze, Charlie Baker- Bronze, Toby Baker -Silver, Toby Baker and Zoe Wilshire-Silver, Carmen Benham- Bronze.
Ellise King produced a beautiful routine in a new age group and came home with a respectful fifth place. Having won a bronze medal for their pair, Izzy Taylor and Laila Astill both put out good individual routines showing potential for the year ahead. Erin Aggett showed amazing improvement placing 7th and displaying that she has the ability to develop into a real star. Austeja Andrulyte showed great promise during her first time in competition with a well executed routine.