17 medal haul for Ribble Valley gymnasts

Ribble Valley Acrobatic Academy. (s)
Ribble Valley Acrobatic Academy. (s)

Ribble Valley gymnasts were triumphant at Preston City Gymnastic Club’s Floor and Vault Championships 2011.

Ribble Valley Acrobatics Academy entered 31 gymnasts with more than half taking part in their first competition and the team coming home with a fantastic 17 medals.

Ellie Shackleton and Maddie Capstick excelled by competing at high level 3, Maddie winning gold in both disciplines. She also went on to win the titles of “Vault and Floor Champion 2011” and the “Artistry Award” for her floor routine.

Meanwhile Ellie came away with a respectable silver for her floor and vault.

Jamie Duckworth (six) was the only boy who entered the competition and went on to win gold on vault.

RVAA medallists were Kenzi Ormerod (gold), Natasha and Chiara Cafasso, Anna Hunt, Geneva Stalker (silver).

Top 10s were Olivia Blow, Abigail Armas, Jessica Hunt, Roxy Foley-Jennison, Libby Jane Leach, Zara Stalker, Ophelia White, Bobby Stephenson, Beth Jones, Molly Ross, Grace Crabtree, Simone Hamilton, Adrianna Cafasso, Emily Maher, Freya and Jessica Turnbull, Katlyn Magee, Elaine Illingworth. Jessica Duckworth, Sophie and Francesca Hutchinson, Ellie Stott and Dani Pegram.

For more information on gymnastic classes you can visit www.ribblevalleyacrobaticacademy.co.uk.