Hunts gymnasts deliver strong performances at home and abroad

HUNTINGDONSHIRE Olympic Gymnastics Club junior boys performed with distinction in two competitions last weekend. Max Bennett, 16, was selected as part of a two-man Great Britain team competing in Luxemburg. Competing internationally on the full code, Ben

HUNTINGDONSHIRE Olympic Gymnastics Club junior boys performed with distinction in two competitions last weekend.

Max Bennett, 16, was selected as part of a two-man Great Britain team competing in Luxemburg. Competing internationally on the full code, Bennett did extremely well to finish fifth overall with a score of 80.067.

His efforts put him in the apparatus final for each piece the following day and he produced more good work to finish between fourth and sixth from the top eight competitors on each piece.

At the Pegasus Open in Kent, there was golden haul of medals for Hunts athletes.


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Cameron Mackenzie, 16, took the overall gold medal in the senior category, scoring 82.850. Mackenzie completed his set of medals with gold on parallel bars, pommel, floor and high bar, and a bronze on the vault.

Alex Brailsford took the overall silver in the U16 class as well as gold on the vault, silver on high bar and bronze on rings. Joshua Goddard took the apparatus bronze on parallel bars.

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In the U12 age group, Harrison Cooper-Lewis finished seventh overall and took the gold on the pommel horse. Other members who performed with distinction included William Mas, Benji Eyre and Jacob Taylor.

The club's Junior boys' coach Ben Howells said he was encouraged with the results, as Mackenzie and Bennett now prepare for the European Youth Olympics in Finland in mid-July.

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