Gymnasts Chloe Hemley, 17, Ellie-Bea Thomas, 13, and Catherine Foreman, 28, competed at the 2013 National Games in Bath this summer with resounding success:
Ellie-Bea Thomas (centre) won 5 Gold medals, each apparatus and overall Champion.
Catherine Foreman (left) won 3 Gold and a Silver for the rope and was overall Champion.
Chloe Hemley (right) won 2 Silver medals for hoop and ribbon, 2 Bronze for ball and rope and was overall Runner up.
“Well the happy faces tell it all, the medals are a clue as well, they did it!
All their hard work, effort and determination was focused towards performing their four routines (ball, hoop, ribbon and rope) for a large and enthusiastic audience in Bath University. The opening ceremony had taken place in the beautiful setting of The Royal Crescent in Bath on the Wednesday but the girls had to wait until Friday evening to compete in their competitions.
They looked wonderful with their new leotards, which echoed the colour of the apparatus used and needed some quick costume changes, but everything went off without a hitch.
The girls competed in the four disciplines and the results from these would give an overall champion in the various age groups. This would not have been possible without your support, THANK YOU.”
The girls have been members of Lings Forum Gymnastics Club for many years and have competed in many Artistic Gymnastic competitions. In 2009 they all represented the East Midlands Region in the National Special Olympics which were held in Leicester, winning medals in their categories. In 2011 they learnt new Rhythmic Gymnastics routines and competed in qualifying competitions, winning Golds and Silvers and thereby qualifying for the National Games. They aim to qualify for the International Special Olympics to be held in the U.S.A in a couple of years time. So they are all training hard perfecting their routines, and we wish them the best of luck.