Berkhamsted trio make the grade with impressive displays

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It has been a very busy time for Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club, with competitions coming thick and fast.

Lydia Sellen, Sophia Catlin and Amelia Evans hoped to put their club on the map with confident performances at the National and Compulsory Grades.

Lydia Sellen, Sophia Catlin and Amelia Evans have been making their mark for Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club

Lydia Sellen, Sophia Catlin and Amelia Evans have been making their mark for Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club

Lydia took part in the Grade 8 competition and finished eighth overall; a fall on the bars took its toll on her final result which was such a shame as she performed solidly on her other pieces and would have secured a podium position.

Sofia, meanwhile, was the first ever gymnast from Berkhamsted Club to compete in the Elite Compulsory 5 competition. Sofia passed with distinction and was also the highest scoring Hertfordshire gymnast in the grade, placing ninth overall.

Amelia continued her assured and mature performances, passing Grade 6 with distinction and finishing in first place overall.

This allowed her to qualify comfortably for the National Finals in May. She will be representing Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club, as well as the East Region, and is hoping to improve on her silver medal from last year’s final.