The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 3 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 3rd February 2017 at Canons Leisure Centre. Nineteen primary schools from across Merton took part in the event. 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; their scores are added together from each discipline to determine their team’s overall score.

Schools arrived enthusiastic and eager to start warming up; it was evident from the teams practicing that the standard was going to be extremely high this year. In order to judge all the gymnasts fairly the Partnership brought in expert gymnasts to judge each discipline. The judges came from Cheam Gymnastics Club and Heathrow Gymnastics Club; which included Nicole Hibbert a Great Britain Gymnastics Squad gymnast.

Throughout the entire competition all the gymnasts showed not only great individual talent, but a huge amount of team spirit. All gymnasts watched the other teams competing and showed great sportsmanship by congratulating and clapping all other competitors after they had performed. This definitely helped to calm the nerves of those gymnasts who had never competed at a gymnastics competition before.

Medals were given out to the top three teams of the competition and to the highest scoring individual boys / girls for each discipline. Please see below for the final positions.

 

Highest individual winners for each discipline:

Discipline

Gender

Competitor

School

Score

Vault

Girl

Sarah-Rose

Poplar

9.65

Vault

Boy

Klaidi

Merton Park

9.65

Floor

Girl

Maddison

The Sherwood

9.75

Floor

Boy

Rahul

Malmesbury

9.60

Boy

Joel

Links

9.60

Body Management

Girl

Cecily

Pelham

9.90

Body Management

Boy

Rahul

Malmesbury

9.00

Boy

George

Hatfeild

9.00

Highest individual for all three disciplines:

Gender

Competitor

School

Score

Girl

Alyssia

Haslemere

28.70

Boy

Rahul

Malmesbury

27.95

Final positions:

Position

School

Points

1st

Malmesbury

111.65

2nd

Hatfeild

107.45

3rd

Pelham

106.75

4th

Merton Park

106.60

5th

Poplar

104.15

6th

Garfield

102.80

7th

Hollymount

102.35

8th

St Matthew’s

101.65

9th

Link’s

101.40

10th

St Teresa’s

100.55

11th

Wimbledon Chase

100.45

12th

Wimbledon Park

100.15

13th

Bishop Gilpin

99.55

14th

West Wimbledon

99.20

15th

Dundonald

98.25

16th

Haslemere

97.80

17th

The Sherwood

90.60

18th

St Mary’s

90.05

19th

Joseph Hood

87.75

Congratulations to all teams on their fantastic performances and extra congratulations to Malmesbury on retaining their title, good luck representing Merton at the London Youth Games in July 2017. Also well done to Merton Park for being awarded the Refspect Award for their sportsmanship towards the other competitors and encouragement to their teammates.

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

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