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Gymnastics - 08. October 2008.

Great Britain confirm top status in Acro World Championships

Great Britain confirmed their strength in Age Group World Acrobatic Gymnastics with 8 medals from 10 categories!

All Results

Team GB recorded an impressive tally of 3 Golds, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze in front of an enthusiastic home-crowd in Glasgow.

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Shanie-Redd Thorne and Kaman Mitchell registered an awesome 28.700 score to take Gold




The medal rush started with Bronze for the 11-16 Women's pairing of Alexandra Stephens and Rebecca Cook.

Next up was Silver in the 11-16 Women's group for Laura Burgon, Elise Matthews and Anne-Marie Seabourne who attributed their peformance to a vocal home crowd.



"Having a home-crowd all cheering for us definitely made a difference to our performance. It was amazing, competing here in Glasgow is really good, I love it!", explained an ecstatic Anne-Marie.

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Girls Trio Senior Spellthorne


The men's pairing of Robert Chambers and Gareth Wood followed up with a Silver of their own before Team GB took the top step of the podium in the Mixed pairs.

Shanie-Redd Thorne and Kaman Mitchell registered an awesome 28.700 score to take Gold as their compatriots in the Men's Group fought off Russia to take the 2nd GB Gold of the championships.

The British quartet of Joseph Dean, Jonathon Bell, Matthew Evison and Reece Stockport were overwhelmed to have taken the world title with Matthew Evison summing up their elation beautifully: "World Champion - It sounds pretty good!"


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Russia


The afternoon sessions saw the 12-19 category medals decided and started with a well-deserved Silver for the GB Women's pairing of Mollie Grehan and Maiken Thorne.

The GB Women's group of Katie Smith, Ciara McGrath and Sophie Burfield continued the medal rush with Silver before the Mixed pair of Kimberley Hunter and Joshua Simpson took the top step of the podium and the World title.



A fantastic medal tally for Great Britain bodes well for the senior championships which start on Friday 10th October. Tickets are still available so book now!


 

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