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8th July 2014
Talented gymnast, Keira Wellesley-Davies (14) is celebrating after hearing that she is going to Iceland in October to represent Great Britain in the European Championships. This is a result of winning gold at the teamgym British Championships recently in Stoke.
Keira has been enjoying gymnastics from the age of two and has been with the Portsmouth School of Gymnastics in Farlington, Portsmouth for a decade. She is passionate about team gymnastics which is when a group of gymnasts perform a synchronised floor routine. Dynamic and fast, the team perform streams of impressive tumbles, vault and trampet work rather than the more traditional beam and bar routines.
Keira has an intense training programme and typically trains 8 to 12 hours per week with her squad. In November 2013, the impressive group of girls, all aged 13-16, won the International Cup in Gran Canaria. As part of the prize, the squad won a weeks stay at an Italian training camp organised by UEG (European Union of Gymnastics), which Keira and her team-mates will enjoy in August.
Keira said, “ I just love being part of this team, the girls are like my second family.”
Mrs Wellesley-Davies, Mum to Keira said, “We cannot put into words how proud we are of the work and commitment Keira puts into everything she does.”
Mr Phil Munday, Executive Principal at The Henry Cort Community College said, “We are very excited to hear about Keira’s latest achievements and wish her every success with her international trips.”
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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:30