The Welsh Championships took place this past weekend 27th & 28th February 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.

Gymnasts from every level and ability competed in both MAG and WAG disciplines. Disability gymnasts also competed for the title of Welsh Champion.

A small number of Elite Welsh gymnasts competed with only three gymnasts competing in the Senior ranks for the title of Welsh National Champion. However a large number of British squad gymnasts joined the competition and competed for the Welsh Open title.

Notably missing from the Junior ranks were hot favourites for the title, Jolie Ruckley and Latalia Bevan who were injured recently. Also notably they were slated to compete this weekend for Great Britain at L’International Gymnix but will be replaced by Taeja James and Ellesse Oates.

Headline act, 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, Raer Theaker only competed on balance beam, having just returned from elbow surgery.

Results are as follows:

Senior AA:

 

Rebecca Moore; Photo credit: Welsh Gymnastics Twitter

1. Rebecca Moore-  Phoenix Gymnastics 53.966
2. Hana Davies- Llanelli Gymnastics 48.432
3. Raer Theaker- Cardiff Central 11.666

Senior Open AA:

1.Rebecca Moore- 53.966
2.Hana Davies- 48.432
3.Chelsea Court- 48.065
4.Bree Warren- 43.332
5.Phoebe Turner-  37.166
6.April Maslen- 36.399
7.Gabby Jupp- 26.966
8.Abi Solari-  25.133
9.Raer Theaker-  11.666

Senior VT:

1. Bree Warren-  12.216 (12.90. 11.933)
2. Rebecca Moore-   7.033 (14.066, 0.00)
3. Chelsea Court-  6.983 (13.966, 0.00)
4. April Maslen- 6.766 (13.533, 0.00)
5. Hana Davies- 6.666 (13.333, 0.00)

Senior UB:

1.  Gabby Jupp- 13.433
2. Abi Solari- 13.233
3. Rebecca Moore- 13.100
4. Phoebe Turner- 12.133
5. Chelsea Court- 12.066
6. Hana Davies- 11.666
7. April Maslen- 11.600
8. Bree Warren- 7.966

Senior BB:

1. Gabby Jupp- 13.533
2. Rebecca Moore- 13.500
3. Phoebe Turner- 12.200
4. Abi Solari- 11.900
5. Raer Theaker- 11.666
6. April Maslen- 11.266
7. Bree Warren- 11.200
8. Hana Davies- 11.033
9. Chelsea Court- 10.033

Senior FX:

1. Rebecca Moore- 13.300
2. Phoebe Turner- 12.833
3. Hana Davies-12.400
4. Chelsea Court- 12.000
5. Bree Warren- 11.266

Junior AA:

Maisie Methuen; Photo credit: Welsh Gymnastics Twitter

  1. Maisie Meuthen Phoenix Gymnastics 54.198
  2. Zoe Simmons The Academy 49.633
  3. Olivia Rabiotti Somersault GC 48.598
  4. Carlissa Alleyne  Cardiff Central 46.166

Junior Open AA:

  1. Maisie Methuen Phoenix Gymnastics 54.198
  2. Zoe Simmons The Academy 49.633
  3. Megan Splain Sapphire 49.098
  4. Olivia Rabiotti Somersault GC 48.598
  5. Megan Bridge Gymmagic 46.998
  6. Carlissa Alleyne  Cardiff Central 46.166
  7. Ellie Clements The Academy 23.883
  8. Amelia Knight The Academy 10.733

Junior VT:

1. Maisie Methuen 13.999 (13.966, 14.033)
2. Megan Bridge 13.466 (13.766, 13.166)
3. Zoe Simmons 13.383 (12.90, 13.866)
4. Megan Splain 6.683 (13.366, 0.00)
5. Carlissa Alleyne 6.550 (13.10, 0.00)
6. Olivia Rabiotti 6.433 (12.866, 0.00)

Junior UB:

1. Maisie Methuen 13.933
2. Olivia Rabiotti 11.666
3. Zoe Simmons 11.500
4. Megan Splain 10.866
5. Amelia Knight 10.733
6. Megan Bridge 10.366
7. Carlissa Alleyne 9.500

Junior BB:

1. Maisie Methuen 13.266
2. Megan Splain 12.866
3. Zoe Simmons 12.733
4. Ellie Clements 12.133
5. Olivia Rabiotti 11.933
6. Carlissa Alleyne 11.033
7. Megan Bridge 10.633

Junior FX:

1.  Maisie Methuen 13.033
2. Carlissa Alleyne 12.533
3. Zoe Simmons 12.500
4. Megan Bridge 12.233
5. Olivia Rabiotti 12.133
6. Megan Splain 12.000
7. Ellie Clements 10.700

As I mentioned, gymnasts from every level competed with the competition being topped off by the Elite sessions in both MAG and WAG, for both British squad gymnasts and Welsh gymnasts. Amongst the many levels, notable is the Espoir level. This is the level below the Elite level and contains gymnasts with hopes to turn Elite in coming years. Zoe Simmons who won the silver medal AA in the Junior ranks this year competed last year as an Espoir gymnast.

Paige Thomas topped the podium in the Espoir category of the Welsh AA with a score of 47.965 with Hallie Copperwheat topping the Espoir Open AA with a score of 50.199.

Junior Champion, Maisie Methuen will head straight to Canada this weekend for the International Gymnix competition in Montreal, Canada along with Alice Kinsella, Taeja James and Ellesse Oates and represent Great Britain.

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