2017 Welsh Championships Results.

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The 2017 Welsh Championships took place over the weekend, usually at the beginning of each year, with eyes on the Commonwealth Games, the Championship shifted to December for 2017, and acted as the final Commonwealth trial.

With both open and Welsh competition in age group, the Welsh gymnasts were joined by guests in each category. Results are as follows:

Espoirs

Olivia Gauregui took the Open and Welsh titles, with Sofia Milcallef of Club Cymru Caerdydd taking silver, and Jea Maracha of Phoenix taking bronze.

Individually, Olivia Gauregui also took the vault and floor vault title with The Meapa’s Shannon Baker and Abingdon’s Lexi-Mae Neal sharing silver.

Jea Maracha took the bars title, with Olivia Gauregui taking silver, and Valley’s Amy Oliver taking bronze.

Mali Morgan of Capital took the beam title, with Olivia Gayregui taking silver, and Amy Oliver bronze.

Olivia Gauregui also took the floor title, with silver to Shannon Baker, and bronze to Chloe Weston of Swansea.

The top three of course remained the same in the Welsh Open category.

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Juniors

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Plenty of GB Junior Squad action in the junior ranks. In the Open category, Cardiff Olympic’s Jolie Ruckley took the title, with The Academy’s Zoe Simmons taking silver. Both girls turn senior in 2018, and are in the squad from which the Welsh Commonwealth team will be selected. Swansea’s Sioned Thomas, still la first year junior, took the bronze.

Individually, Zoe Simmons took the vault title, with Jolie Ruckley taking silver, and Sioned Thomas taking bronze.

First year junior and fellow GB junior international Paige Thomas of Neath Afan took the bars title, with Zoe taking silver, and Jolie bronze.

Jolie took the beam title, with Paige taking silver, and Sioned bronze.

Jolie also took the floor title, silver to Zoe, and bronze to Sioned.

The rankings remained the same for the Welsh only category.

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Seniors

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In the senior category, gold AA to new British senior squad member Emily Thomas of Pen-y-bont. Silver to fellow British senior squad member Maisie Methuen of Phoenix, and bronze to Rebecca Moore, also of Phoenix.

Maise took the vault title, with Emily second, and Olivia Rabaiotti third.

Emily claimed gold on bars, with Rebecca in silver, and Swansea’s Carrlisa Alleyne taking bronze.

Maise took the beam title with Emily second, and Rebecca third.

Emily also took the floor title, with Maisie taking silver shared with Holly Jones of Cardiff Central.

The rankings remained the same for the Welsh only category.

 

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