The MSSP Key Steps 2 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 7th February 2020 at Canons Leisure Centre. 21 schools attended the day: Bishop Gilpin, Bond, Joseph Hood, St Thomas of Canterbury, Links, St John Fisher, Hatfeild, Benedict, Cranmer, Hillcross, Aragon, Wimbledon Park, St Mary’s, Dundonald, Merton Park, St Teresa’s, Pelham, Hollymount, Garfield, Poplar and Malmesbury.

All gymnasts would be competing in three different disciplines throughout the competition: Floor, Vault and Body Management. Two judges were situated on each discipline who would be judging each individual competitor. When competing in Vault, competitors had one practice go, and then two competitive vaults and their best score would be taken towards their group score. For Floor and Body Management competitors only had one competitive routine to gain their highest score. Schools could bring a maximum of four gymnasts in which both the two male and two female scores would be taken from each discipline and put towards their group score.

With 21 teams attending, schools were split into six groups. All gymnasts were required to participate in all three disciplines, with an allocated practice station beforehand. As schools arrived they started to warm up and practice their routines; it was evident that the standard was going to be high this year.

During the competition all the gymnasts demonstrated great individual talent and knew their routines well enough to perform consistently. It was also great to see all the teams encouraging their team mates and applauding others on completion of their routines. This created a positive atmosphere for the gymnasts whilst performing.

The results table was very close and the highest standard the Partnership had seen; however there could only be one winner. Medals were given out to the top three teams of the competition and to the highest scoring individual boys / girls for each discipline.

Once all groups had competed on each discipline it was time to add up all the scores to see which school was going to qualify for the London Youth Games. Due to so many individual gymnasts scoring extremely highly on all disciplines, it was going to be a very close call!

Before the final team results were announced, the individual awards were given out. These were awarded to each boy and girl who had scored the highest results on each discipline. The results were as follows:

Discipline

Gender

Competitor

School

Vault

Girl

Sasha

Poplar

Vault

Boy

Joshua

St John Fisher

Floor

Girl

Scarlet

St John Fisher

Floor

Boy

Joshua

St John Fisher

Body Management

Girl

Darcie

Benedict

Body Management

Boy

Brandon

Malmesbury

 

One more individual medal was to be awarded for the boy and girl with the highest overall score in the competition. These were:  

Gender

Competitor

School

Girl

Scarlet

St John Fisher

Boy

Brandon

Malmesbury

 

Once all the individual medalists had been awarded and congratulated it was time to announce which school was going to be the Key Steps 3 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Champions. The results were extremely close with just tenths separating positions. The final results were as follows:

 

Position

School

Points

1st

Poplar

111.00

2nd

Hollymount

110.85

3rd

Malmesbury

110.45

3rd

Garfield

109.30

5th

St John Fisher

108.80

6th

Pelham

108.30

7th

Merton Park

107.10

8th

St Teresa's

106.90

9th

Hatfeild

104.85

10th

Bishop Gilpin

102.20

11th

Aragon

102.05

12th

Bond

100.45

13th

Links

99.60

14th

St Mary's

99.50

15th

St Thomas

97.25

16th

Joseph Hood

95.70

17th

Wimbledon Park

93.90

18th

Dundonald

92.70

19th

Hillcross

92.50

20th

Benedict

No team score (all girls)

21st

Cranmer

No team score (all girls)

 

Congratulations to all teams on their fantastic performances and particularly to our champions to Poplar, best of luck representing Merton at the London Youth Games! Also well done to Bishop Gilpin for being awarded the Refspect Award for their sportsmanship towards the other competitors and encouragement to their teammates.

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