Fourteen gymnasts from ISC Gymnastics Club (Malta), as well as four coaches, recently returned from a competition in the UK where they won 22 medals in all.
The City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club hosted their annual Summer Sparkle Invitational – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition featuring the four main types of equipment (Vault, Bar, Beam and Floor).
The Maltese gymnasts took part in this competition and competed against girls hailing from: Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club (Manchester); SA Gymnastics (Stockport); City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy; Gymfinity (Knutsford, Cheshire), Wigan Gymnastics Club (Manchester); Burnley Gymnastics Club (Lancashire) and Bebington, Cheshire.
According to coach David Micallef, this was a huge, if not an overwhelming, success for this group of gymnasts.
The awards included a first place – overall score by Nicole Polidano, and Sarah Azzopardi placing 3rd. Kaya Leonardi placed second in a separate category with her overall score.
Other gymnasts placed first, second or third on specific equipment.
Anyone interested in starting artistic gymnastics may contact Audrey Sultana on tel. no: 99892694 or check out the ISC Gymnastics Club (Malta) Facebook page.