The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 8th February 2019 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; 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

Vault

Girl

Coco

Merton Park

Vault

Boy

Rhamell

Garfield

Floor

Girl

Louisa/Gabriella

Wimbledon Park/Poplar

Floor

Boy

Riley

Malmesbury

Body Management

Girl

Louisa

Wimbledon Park

Body Management

Boy

Lewis

Pelham

Highest individual for all three disciplines:

Gender

Competitor

School

Girl

Louisa

Wimbledon Park

Boy

Lewis

Pelham

Final positions:

Position

School

Points

1st

Malmesbury

109.55

2nd

Pelham

109.05

3rd

Singlegate

107.95

4th

Merton Park

107.00

5th

Garfield

106.60

6th

Poplar

104.30

7th

Hollymount

103.10

8th

St Teresa’s

102.45

9th

William Morris

100.30

10th

Links

99.75

11th

Hatfeild

99.00

12th

Bishop Gilpin

98.20

13th

Dundonald

98.10

14th

Wimbledon Park

97.95

15th

Cranmer

97.80

16th

St Thomas

97.15

17th

St Mary’s

96.80

18th

Joseph Hood

95.55

19th

Bond

89.30

Congratulations to all teams on their fantastic performances and extra congratulations to Malmesbury being crowned the new Key Steps 2 champions, good luck representing Merton at the London Youth Games in July 2019. Also well done to Garfield 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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