Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Over the course of last weekend, I was at the British Championships at the Liverpool Echo Arena for the event finals. It was an amazing competition, showcasing the best of British talent and I was fortunate to be their. 

Here is a guide to the rising faces of the British team and who could challenge for European and World Championships teams in the future. These are all Espoirs.

Catherine Lyons
This beautiful 12 (or 13?) year old from Europa Gymnastics dazzled us with consistent and classical routines. If her beam mount doesn't make you want to scream ''wow'' then check out her lovely floor routine. At the Espoir Championships earlier this month, she was second in the all-around, just missing out on the gold by her team mate Georgia Mae Fenton. Arguably, Catherine's best event in Floor and she won this event on Sunday. She managed a bronze on bars and 5th on Beam.

Watch Catherine on floor here

Georgia Mae Fenton
Catherine's team mate, Georgie, is another beautiful gymnast from Europa. A few weeks ago in Piper's Vale, she was the British All-Around Champion. She qualified for 3 finals at the British Championships. On Sunday, she picked up a bars gold medal with a lovely routine. She placed 5th on Floor and 6th on Beam. Both Georgie and Catherine are one's too look out for in future years. 

Watch Georgia's bars gold medal here

Louise McColgan 
Louise is a tiny gymnast from Larg's Gymnastics down in Scotland. Although, she's smaller than others, Louise packs a punch. In her 3 finals, she got two bronze medals on Beam & Floor but unfortunately, she had a mare on bars, finishing 8th. 

Watch Louise on beam here

Maisie Methuen 
This all-star gymnast from Phoenix Gymnastics had a great weekend in Liverpool, as she qualified to 3 event finals. On vault, she found herself winning the competition with 2 lovely handspring fronts. She also bagged a silver on beam and was just outside of the medals on floor in 4th. I'm loving her because of her cute, whacky floor choreography, you all need to check it out.

Watch Maisie on floor here

Lucy Stanhope
Home favorite, Lucy Stanhope, comes from City of Liverpool. She got a bronze on vault, she was 4th on beam and 8th on Floor. Despite the lower rankings, she deserves a mention after determined performances and clean execution.

Watch Lucy on beam here

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