National glory for the Sapphire girls as club continues to shine

Sapphire gymnasts made their mark at this year's Voluntary National Finals
Sapphire gymnasts made their mark at this year's Voluntary National Finals

Sapphire girls had a day to remember at this year’s Voluntary National Finals at Guildford Spectrum – bringing home an impressive haul of five trophies and five gold medals.

First to compete was Ondine Achampong in the Level 3 competition, representing Sapphire and the east region.

Ondine was placed first on asymmetric bars and floor, also taking second on beam and fourth on vault.

That gave her a final score of 51.900, earning her an individual first place overall and helping the east team to claim top spot as well.

Ondine’s individual score was combined with her compulsory score from earlier in the year to make her Level 3 overall British champion 2014.

Next up were Lauren Matthews, Hallie Copperwheat and Gypsy Squires in the Level 2 individual competition.

All three girls performed to a high standard, with Hallie placed first on vault, second on beam, third on A-bars and second on floor.

Gypsy took top score on beam and Lauren was sixth on beam and 10th on A-bars.

Overall, Hallie took first place with a score of 52.100, while Gypsy and Lauren were placed eighth and ninth respectively.

Hallie’s score combined with her compulsory score made her joint Level 2 overall British champion 2014 with Amelie Morgan from Slough.

Finally, Alyieana Rahim and Megan Splain both passed their Compulsory Level 1 Grade. Both girls now qualify to compete in the British Championships.