The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 23rd February 2018 at Canons Leisure Centre. Sixteen primary schools from across Merton took part in the event with two schools bringing a B team. As part of the Key Steps Gymnastics, all gymnasts compete in three different disciplines throughout the competition: Floor, Vault and Body Management. A team consists of two boys and two girls; all four gymnast’s scores are added together from each discipline to determine their team’s overall score.

As schools arrived they started to warm up and practice their routines; it was evident that the standard was going to be high this year. In order to judge all the gymnasts fairly the Partnership brought in expert gymnasts to judge each discipline.

During the competition all the gymnasts demonstrated great individual talent and knew their routines well enough to perform consistently. It was also great to see all the teams encouraging their team mates and applauding others on completion of their routines. This created a positive atmosphere for the gymnasts whilst performing.

The results table was very close and the highest standard the Partnership had seen; however there could only be one winner. Medals were given out to the top three teams of the competition and to the highest scoring individual boys / girls for each discipline. 

Highest individual winners for each discipline:

Discipline

Gender

Competitor

School

Score

Vault

Girl

Edie

Wimbledon Park

9.70

Vault

Boy

Adam

Pelham

9.80

Floor

Girl

Cassidy

Malmesbury

9.70

Floor

Boy

Nehemiah

Adam

Poplar

Pelham

9.80

9.80

Body Management

Girl

Leah

Sofia

Hollymount

Pelham

9.50

9.50

Body Management

Boy

Adam

Pelham

9.65

Highest individual for all three disciplines:

Gender

Competitor

School

Score

Girl

Cassidy

Malmesbury

28.60

Boy

Adam

Pelham

29.25

Final positions:

Position

School

Points

1st

Pelham

112.40

2nd

Poplar

111.30

3rd

Malmesbury

109.80

4th

Merton Park

108.70

5th

Hollymount

108.20

6th

Garfeild

106.20

7th

St Teresa’s

105.08

8th

Hatfeild

103.45

9th

Bishop Gilpin

103.30

10th

Malmesbury (B Team)

102.80

11th

Wimbledon Park

100.40

12th

Dundonald

99.45

13th

Links

96.25

14th

St Mary’s

95.60

15th

Liberty

91.55

16th

West Wimbledon

89.40

17th

Bond

81.10

Congratulations to all teams on their fantastic performances and extra congratulations to Pelham being crowned the new Key Steps 2 champions, good luck representing Merton at the London Youth Games in July 2018. Also well done to Dundonald for being awarded the Refspect Award for their sportsmanship towards the other competitors and encouragement towards their teammates.

A big thank you to our guest judges for giving up their time to assist at the competition and thank you to Canons Leisure Centre for letting us use their gymnastic equipment and fantastic facilities.

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