Video English Junior/Senior Championships 2016

For visitors to the blog that aren’t on the Facebook page or Twitter account, some video from the English Junior and Senior Championships. Juniors cover a two year age group, so gymnasts will turn either fourteen or fifteen this year, and therefore will be turning senior in 2017 or 2018.

Seniors of course are all gymnasts that turn sixteen within the year, and any age above.

Full results and report from the competition can be found here:



I have added all the video available so far, and will continue to add any that pop up. If you come across anything that I haven’t added as yet, please do get in touch and I’ll put it in.

Huge thanks yet again goes to SusanW who travels to so many competitions, takes such great quality footage, and spends the time uploading and sharing it so others can appreciate elite gymnasts of all ages in great Britain.


Claudia Fragapane of Bristol Hawks took the AA title, as well as gold on bars, beam and floor. She also was awarded the second highest individual vault score. Claudia added further difficulty on beam, as well as looking much stronger on vault than just a couple of weeks ago in Glasgow.

Claudia’s vault and floor.

Amy Tinkler of South Durham took the silver AA, was awarded the highest vault score of the day for her double twisting Yurchenko that continues to get bigger and bigger, and also took the silver on beam and floor, as well as bronze on bars.

Amy’s Vault, bars, beam and floor.

Abi Solari of The Academy took the AA bronze at her first senior English championships. She competed the front half on the day, but does have a handspring front full vault which I think we’ll be seeing very soon.

Abi’s vault and floor.

Georgia Mae Fenton of East London took the floor bronze at her first senior English championships with her customary style and presentation, as well as the dance and acro upgrades she has added this year.




Alice Kinsella of Park Wrekin took the AA junior title, she also took the gold on beam and floor, and silver on bars. With the highest D score of the juniors so far this year, as things stand, Alice will be favourite for the British AA title in two weeks time should she have a clean competition.

Alice’s beam.

Welsh and British junior Maisie Methuen competed as a guest, so was not included in the AA standings. Her AA total would have placed her second AA, and second on floor. Maisie also was awarded the highest individual vault score of the day, which was also the highest score of the day for the juniors with 14.150.

Maisie’s beam and floor.

Taeja James of City of Birmingham had a great outing at her first junior English Championships. First year Taeja took the AA silver, and picked up two golds on vault and bars, and silver on beam with this routine.

Megan Parker of City of Birmingham placed 4th AA despite a fall on her strongest piece beam. Megan took the bronze on bars, and the silver on floor with this lovely routine.