Success at the double

GYMNASTS Marissa King and Kayleigh Cooke were crowned apparatus champions at the Women s British Gymnastics Finals, at the weekend. King took the vault title with a score of 14.3 and finished fifth overall, while Cooke became British senior champion on th

GYMNASTS Marissa King and Kayleigh Cooke were crowned apparatus champions at the Women's British Gymnastics Finals, at the weekend.

King took the vault title with a score of 14.3 and finished fifth overall, while Cooke became British senior champion on the floor with 14.2, finishing ninth overall.

The girls, both 16, are members of Huntingdon Olympic Gym Club.

King finished with a silver on the beam and a bronze on the floor, while Cooke picked up bronze on the beam.


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Of the other club members, Emma White, 17, was the top performer, with silver on the vault and finishing seventh overall.

In the junior section, 15-year-old Claire Stock finished sixth overall, while Tori Simpson, 14, came ninth.

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HOGC head coach Paul Hall said: "The girls have produced a great result and gone well beyond expectation.

"With five gymnasts in the top 10 and a host of apparatus finals, Huntingdon is again on the map in women's gymnastics in Britain.

"Our target now is to put one of the girls into the Great Britain team, with the prospect of the Beijing Olympics to come.

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