Hertfordshire Gymnastics Association Grades

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This weekend SAADI gymnasts competed in the Hertfordshire Grades Competition at Marriots in Stevenage.  The gymnasts performed their routines in front of an audience of spectators as well as a panel of eagle-eyed judges.  The judging panel for this competition was particularly distinguished: it included two international judges, who have both judged at the Olympics, a member of the national women's gymnastics technical committee and all remaining judges were qualified to regional level.

There were two rounds of competition, the first being for Grade 1.  This was the first competition for all of these gymnasts representing SAADI against other clubs and competing against many girls who were much older than them.  All seven of the girls did really well, and everyone passed their Grade 1.  Elisa performed a beautiful floor routine, and was rewarded with the highest floor score of the day and the Margaret Hayward Floor Trophy.  She did well across all pieces of apparatus coming in third place overall.  Paige and Lilly both had a really good competition coming in 8th and 9th place respectively overall and tied for 4th place on vault.  Isobel came 4th on bars, claiming SAADI's highest score on that piece of apparatus.  Katie and Leila both got their best scores on vault, and gave confident performances on the other pieces.  Isabella was SAADI's youngest competitor and achieved her Grade 1 at just six years old.

Later in the day the HGA grade 2 competition took place, in which there were a total of 23 competitors from around the county.  All 13 of SAADI's competing gymnasts performed well and passed their grade.  Sarina had a fantastic competition coming in first place on three out of four apparatus: vault, beam and floor; her beautiful floor routine gained her the highest score of the whole competition, an impressive 12.95.  SAADI's highest placed all around competitor was Elanor, who came in 3rd place overall, and took 4th place on the bars.  Kate also did very well in the all around competition placing 5th overall.  Very good individual apparatus performances came from Julia, 2nd place on bars; Sylvie 2nd place on beam; Lucy 2nd place on floor and Sophie 4th place on floor.  Delphi, Amy and Clara all put in solid all around performances with their highest placings being on the bars. Olivia's best result was a 6th place on the beam, whilst Sarah and Ella gave their best performances on the floor and vault respectively.

SAADI would like to thank all of the coaches who prepared the gymnasts for the competition, and took them around on the day and our regional judge David Callow for judging.  Congratulations to all of the gymnasts who competed, you represented SAADI really well.


HGA1 Competitors

HGA Grade 1 Competitors with their Certificates


HGA Grade 2 Competitors with their Certificates and their Coaches

(Photograph by Katy Feldman)