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Gymnasts star in the second city

Redditch Editorial 10th Nov, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

LOCAL gymnasts Jacob Thomas, James Kirk and Ethan Mathias performed impressively as the Worcestershire Gymnastics Academy squad won 13 medals at the West Midlands men’s artistic Regional Championships at the Gymnastics and Martial Arts Centre (GMAC) in Birmingham.

The club entered 18 gymnasts into the event – the fourth staging of the competition – which features a full six-piece competition on floor, pommel mushroom, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

The standard was very high and Redditch gymnasts Thomas and Kirk finished in sixth and fourth places respectively, whilst Alcester’s Mathias won a bronze medal.

The club won six gold medals through Laith Coathup, Jacob Taylor-Ricketts, Lewis Beaver, Harry Ward, Luis Smith and Stan Murray, two silvers from Ben Harvey and Zak Myatt and five bronze medals thanks to Alfie Taylor, Mathias, Ashton Price, Bruno Osman-Hopes and Callum Braathen.

Kirk, Noah Spencer and Cotton Hennessey finished in fourth place, Matti Morris was fifth and Thomas sixth in his first competition.

For further information about the club, based at Stock Wood near Inkberrow, contact head coach Andy Hall via text on 07875 381185 or visit

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