ELLIE Petroiu claimed a winner’s sash at the Miss Alpha Factor competition at the Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club in Ipswich.
The eight-year-old was victorious in the compulsory level five category at the ‘Jewel of the South’ meeting.
Ellie’s teammate Elise Adeymo, eight, was runner-up in the compulsory level four section, and Violet Clark, eight, and Paige Moroney, seven, were also in action.
And there were also top-three places for four other South Essex Gymnastics Club.
There were runner-up berths for Eve Page, seven, and Karis Maskell, 12, in the club grade 14 section, and FIG espoirs category, respectively.
And Olivia Cartwright, 10, in the club grade 14 section, and Sophie Goodman, 12, in club grade nine, both came third.