Turnbull, Underwood and Morrison impress in Portugal

SOUTH ESSEX teenagers Douglas Turnbull, Joshua Underwood and Luke Morrison all made finals on their international debuts in Portugal – and two of them medalled.

Douglas, 14, won a senior bronze medal at the Gym Sport International in Anadia over the weekend of April 30 to May 1.

Joshua, 13, took home a high-bar bronze medal in the junior competition, came fourth on the pommel horse and sixth on floor.

Morrison, 13, also impressed with fifth-placed finishes on floor and vault in the junior competition.

SEGC’s experienced international Reiss Beckford claimed a rings silver medal in the senior event, which also featured gymnasts from countries including Canada, Spain, Scotland, France and Wales.

Coach Matt Jackson said: “It was an amazing results and well done to all of our boys on their efforts.”