Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Great Britain have become stronger and stronger in the last quad but now, are we seeing European and World medal challengers?

Last year, the Great British junior team placed 4th in the Team final at the European Championships, however, no girls being mentioned today were part of the team but it still shows the evolution of the team. The youth of last year are now flying the flag in the Senior division, like Ruby Harrold, Gabrielle Jupp and Charlie Fellows. Now, turn your attention to the Junior girls.

Tyesha Mattis
Arguably, Tyesha is the best junior gymnast in Britain, currently. Just a few months ago, she was crowned British National Champion but she's also competed on the International stage in Australia and other various competitions. She can pull off a DTY and has a difficult floor routine, including a full in back out and a triple twist. Look out for her in the near future, as she'll be a senior in 2015.

Amy Tinkler
From the popular, Pink Ladies gym in South Durham, Tinkler trains 25 hours a week under the eye of head coach Nicola Preston. She's placed well in British Championships. Her international resume is still pretty big, being crowned AYOF floor champion and bronze medalist at the Olympic Hopes competition last year.

Teal Grindle
From the same gym as Gabrielle Jupp, Teal has made her mark on the National scene. She's helped Great Britain to results in Australia and Czech Republic. Interestingly, she's one of few Espoir girls that perform a FTY. Her beam stands out with beautiful skills and a tricky double pike dismount. 

Catherine Lyons
AYOF competitor, Catherine Lyons is known for her graceful and flexible choreography on floor and beam and they're her best events. She'll just be eligible for the Rio 2016 games, being 16.

Georgia-Mae Fenton
From the same club as Catherine, Georgia-Mae is nationally ranked for consistency and grace. She's reigning Espoir Champion. Look out for her on bars and beam. 

Other Mentions

Ellis O'Reilly (Europa, Senior in 2014)
Jade Stedford (CMIG, Senior in 2015)
Chantelle Halford (East London, Senior in 2014)
Imogen Chan (The Academy, Senior in 2014)
Polina Polyakova (Norfolk Academy, Senior in 2014 but may compete for Russia)
Louise McColgan (Largs, Senior in 2017)
Maisie Methuen (Phoenix, Senior in 2017)

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