An elite gymnast from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics has taken bronze on vault at National Finals. 11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn competed at the highest level a gymnast of her age is able to compete, and passed her Compulsory Level 2 Grade with a distinction. The 2017 National Finals took place on Saturday 30th April in Stoke on Trent.
Competing in the Compulsory Level 2 category, Pawlyn performed well against tough competition, coming in 21st place overall out of 35 gymnasts. With an exceptional range and conditioning routine, Pawlyn placed 8th with a score of 13.200 out of 14.00. Pawlyn managed to complete her full asymmetric bar routine with the judges awarding her the maximum start value.
Pawlyn’s best achievement of the day was on vault, where she scored 13.80 and placed 3rd in the United Kingdom.
Elite Girls’ Coach Emma Baskerville explained, “I am over the moon with Rosa’s performance at the weekend. Next year I plan for Rosa to compete in the Compulsory Level 1 competition. Passing this will qualify her for the 2019 British Championships in Liverpool. Rosa is making Baskervilles history!”
Pawlyn’s impressive result ended a successful month for Baskervilles’ elite girls, with 12-year-old Kiera Williams and 11-year-old Isobel Martin competing at English Championships.
The competition, which was held at Loughborough University, was Martin’s first English Championships, and Williams’ second year at the event. Both gymnasts competed in the Espoir category, with Williams in 37th place and Martin placing 44th, out of 59 gymnasts.
Martin successfully competed a double twist on floor, which contributed to her score of 10.300. Martin also performed a brand new bar routine, but it was her vault which scored best, which earned her 12.200 points.
Williams performed calmly, competing a tucked yurchenko vault to obtain an impressive score of 12.100. Williams’ all-round consistency earned her an overall score of 41.100.