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Honiton gymnasts bring home medals from Swiss Acro Cup

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

Honiton Gymnastic Club's Adam Fullick and Megan Jones perform simultaneous tucked and twisting somersaults

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Gymnasts from Honiton brought back two golds and one bronze medal from the Swiss Acro Cup.

The 16 talented acrobatics, from Honiton Gymnastics Club, competed against opponents from Poland, Belarus, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland.

Gold medals were won by the junior mixed pair of Adam Fullick and Megan Jones, who finished almost two marks ahead of the second-placed partnership.

Youth men’s pair Jamie Jeffrey and Matthew Beviss also won gold as they recorded their highest score to date with a 27.50 out of 30.

“It was an excellent experience for all of our gymnasts, many of whom were competing in their first international” said James Reddy, high performance coach at Honiton Gymnastics Club.

“Adam and Megan improved hugely on their performance at the British Championships in March, and Jamie and Matt stepped up a gear after falling just short of making the national finals earlier in the year, so it was great to see them compete with clean routines and show some of Europe’s best what Honiton gymnasts are capable of.”

Honiton’s bronze medal was clinched by the junior women’s trio of Charlotte Beviss, Kaisha Dessalines-Wright and Sammy Britten.

The feat was made even more notable as Beviss had only been working with the girls for three weeks and had to learn the complex moves whilst fitting in training with mixed partner Josh Jackson, who she finished in fourth place with in the junior mixed pairs event.

In addition to the medal winners Valentine Tutcher and Catie Lee were ninth in the youth women’s pairs; Emma Saunders, Katie Studley, Chloe-Mae Outram were 11th in the touth women’s groups and Megan Quick and Scarlett Livingstone were fourth in the Swiss National Class pairs event.

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