Wakefield gymnasts bring back medals from Inter Regional Championships

More national success has come for Wakefield Gym Club gymnasts while they were representing Yorkshire.

By Tony Harber
Friday, 13th May 2022, 8:00 am

Wakefield gymnasts enjoyed a fantastic weekend competing in Yorkshire colours in the Inter Regional Championships held in Southampton.

Grade 2 men’s pair Lewis Batty and Lucas Gledhill led the way with outstanding performances that included a crowd pleasing routine that wowed the crowd and the judges alike as they brought home a gold medal.

In the Grade 3 women’s group competition Wakefield gymnasts Willow-Rose Styles, Sammie Wilkins and Poppy Horgan were drawn to compete in the first round and they performed a brilliant routine and were leading the competition just to be pipped out of the top spot with the final routine.

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Jumping for joy: Wakefield Gym Club’s Willow-Rose Styles, Sammie Wilkins and Poppy Horgan who won silver medals at the Inter Regional Championships.

But it was still a super performance by these young gymnasts to take the silver medal.

In the Grade 2 women’s trio competition Paige Rutledge Lily-Ann Green and Norah Castley were competing for Yorkshire for the first time and put in a good performance on their debut to take a creditable fifth place in a hard fought group.

Wakefield Gym Club have a superb fully fitted out facility and have spaces if your child is interested in gymnastics. Contact the club on [email protected] or ring 07810673669.

Doing Yorkshire proud: Wakefield Gym Club’s Lewis Batty and Lucas Gledhill show off their gold medals at the Inter Regional Championships
Paige Rutledge, Lily-Ann Green and Norah Castley who finished in a respectable fifth place on their first time representing Yorkshire.