Plenty of medals at Pearls event for South Essex’s Artistic starlets


THERE were plenty of medals – including golds – for SEGC’s Artistic starlets at the Pearls Competition at Pipers Vale, Ipswich, in late June.

The club sent 20 gymnasts to the friendly open competition where they were a mix of ages and levels.

In the Novice section for six-year-olds, Noelie Adeyemo was the champion and also won medals on every piece of apparatus, including gold on vault and bars.

Evie Haworth was the overall Novice (age-seven) champion and also won gold on beam, and bronze on bars and floor. Lily Shepherd was second and also picked up bronze on bars and silver on beam and floor.

Olivia Hann was third and won the silver on bars, with Kyanna Lewis-Ingelton claiming gold on floor and bronze on beam.

In the Intermediate (age-eight) competition, Sophie Haycock was the runner-up and picked up a silver medal on beam too.

Anaelle Adeyemo won a gold medal on vault, and Daisy O’Connor also competed in this section.

At Intermediate (ages 10-12), Millie Gutch won a silver medal on floor, and Olivia Murray a bronze on bars.

And in the Advanced section (ages nine-ten), Lily Brice was the overall champion and also won gold medals on vault and bars, and bronze on beam and floor.

Nancy Fiddes won a gold on beam, while Eva Stimpson Cook also competed in this section, and Maggie Smith was third on floor.

In the Advanced (ages 11-12) category, Amber Goldstone won gold on vault, and bronze on bars and floor.

Jasmine Carr came second at Advanced (age-13+), won gold on vault and bronze on floor. Annabelle Baker was and won a gold on floor and bronze on vault, and Olivia Woods took silver on bars and floor. Bella Bailey also competed in this level.

In the Intermediate (age 13+) Melody Barton won a silver on vault and gold on floor.

Pictured above, left to right at the back: Maggie Smith, Amber Goldstone, Olivia Woods, Jasmine Carr, Annabelle Baker, Melody Barton and Millie Gutch. Midde row: Kyanna Lewis-Ingelton, Nancy Fiddes, Sophie Haycock, Lily Shepherd and Olivia Hann, with Lily Brice sitting at the front.