INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
GINASIO CLUBE DE MAIA, PORTUGAL 6 APRIL 2007
NOTTS SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS COME 2ND AND 5TH
The Gymnastics Club of Maia, Portugal, held their Second International Junior Tournament on 7 April in conjunction with a senior international between Portugal and Spain. Gymnasts from 10 different countries took part, including national teams from China, Belgium, Wales and Israel and club teams from several other countries. (Report and results of both competitions available on GYMmedia.com).
We sent two teams to the competition and the A team of Reece Pearson, Sam Oldham and Andrew Smith pushed China very close, finishing on 245.65 to China’s score of 248.30. Belgium were in 3rd place on 226.35, followed by Federation of Catalonia (Spain), with our B team of Ben Taylor, Jake Houtby and Toby Shouls in 5th place, ahead of SV Halle from Germany, Wales, Israel and 3 Portuguese club teams.
In the All Round Individual event, Reece came first, ahead of Lucas Fischer of Switzerland and Tan Shijian of China. Andy was 8th, Ben 15th and Jake 21st in a field of 41 gymnasts. In the Youth Age Group (Under 15) Reece also won the title with Sam in 3rd place and Toby in 7th.
Following on from Berlin, these result show that Notts School of Gymnastics is beginning to be known not just in the UK but through Europe as well.
Youth All Round
1st Reece Pearson, Notts School of Gymnastics, England 1st Reece Pearson, Notts School of Gymnastics, England
2nd Tan Shijian, China 2nd Lucas Fischer, Switzerland
3rd Sam Oldham, Notts School of Gymnastics, England 3rd Tan Shijian, China
2nd Notts School of Gymnastics