Kenya, Sean and George star at Pipers Vale

wpid-1431346037166-1.jpgTHREE of South Essex’s most promising young gymnasts made brilliant competitive debuts at a national event.

Kenya Sandy and Sean Dalton, both seven, and George Atkins, six, took part in the third annual Pipers Vale Challenge on Saturday, May 9.

They all competed on six pieces against top talent from clubs including Birmingham and Leeds.

Kenya came sixth overall in the Over-6 & Under-8 section. He also picked up terrific silver medals on pommel and high bar.

George was the youngest in a field of 64 but still impressed to finish in the middle of the pack.

Sean, who is coached by Andrew Tucker, put in a polished display to win gold on vault.

Anthony Wise, who coaches Kenya and George, said:”I’m so proud of all of them.

“This means Kenya was sixth nationally, and we had a national coach asking about him.

“And George is such a star. He is so talented for his age and he looked like an Olympic champion out there.”

Anthony also coaches Kai Williamson, eight, who came ninth all-around in the Under-9 event.

Anthony said: “Kai suffers with nerves but he is super talented and it was so pleasing to see him do well.”