The Telford International centre was the venue for the 2018 Aerobic British Championships and Splitz Gymnastics Club sent a team of their finest elite gymnasts, led by Head of Aerobic Gymnastics Adam Ludwell.
This competition is restricted to athletes who have qualified to compete at the highest two levels of the sport, NAC- National level and FIG- International level, with the NAC competitors taking the floor for the early part of the competition.
Ellise King competing in the age group 1 individual women category showed off her elegant routine which earned her 6th place Nationally in a tough category. Ellise was then joined by team mates George Weall and Erin Aggett for the trio category. The trio missed out on a medal position by the narrowest of margins but can take solace in the fact their routine was placed 4th best in the country.
The group 1 group of Erin Aggett, George Weall, Laila Astill, Izzy Taylor and Emily Allison-Hawkes pulled off a fantastic performance and bought home a very well deserved silver medal. Izzy Taylor, Laila Astill and Emily Allison-Hawkes all produced beautiful routines in the individual category which showed them all maturing in the sport, showing great progress and potential for future competitions.
At International level there was a veritable medal-fest as Toby Baker took a silver medal in the individual mens category! Toby then joined forces with his partner Zoë Wilshire for an amazing mixed pair routine which saw them awarded the gold medal and crowned British Champions. Toby then took seat to watch his younger brother Charlie Baker pull out all the stops and wow the judges to win the Gold medal and the British Championship title in the individual mens National development category.
No rest for champions though as Charlie then joined his younger sister Millie to entertain the crowd with another gold medal winning routine meaning there are three British Champion gymnasts from the same family,
Millie Baker competed her individual routine in an exceptionally tough category and can hold her head high with a more than respectable 6th place.
Head of Aerobic gymnastics Adam Ludwell said “I am always very proud of my gymnasts whenever we go away to a competition. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the forthcoming competitions”