Success in two different countries for Huntingdon Gymnastics Club talents
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The Huntingdon Gymnastics Club conveyer belt is clearly still in fine working order.
The Mayfield Road operation continues to produce a regular flow of talent.
And there were some fine results to celebrate in different parts of the United Kingdom last weekend.
Benji Eyre claimed senior all-around gold at the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
The 17 year-old worked well across all six apparatus to amass an impressive score in excess of 75 points.
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Eyre’s long-term aim is to earn a place in the Welsh squad for the Commonwealth Games in 2018, which are being staged in Brisbane, Australia.
Huntingdon clubmate Jake Jarman (12) competed in Cardiff as a guest and amassed the highest all-around score in his age group. In the process he gained vital experience ahead of the British Championships.
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Huntingdon head coach Paul Hall said: “It is terrific to see one of our gymnasts winning a national title and Jake also delivered a top-scoring performance during a very good competition for the club.”
And two more Huntingdon prospects performed superbly in Perth at the Scottish Championships.
Patrick Murphy claimed a silver medal in the Under 16 all-around category and also reached four individual apparatus finals.
Tony Duchars, who represents Ireland on the international stage, lined up as a guest and hit the necessary score to be considered for selection for the European Championships at the end of May.
The 18 year-old, in his final year as a junior, recorded a personal best of 77.6 points.
Hall added: “I think Tony is looking good for European selection. Being Irish is a bit of an advantage as there is a little less competition for him.”