Huntingdon gymnastics club gymnast Jake Jarman (15) travelled to Belfast last weekend (26th/27th Nov) with the Great Britain Squad to compete in the under 16 Four-way match against Germany, Switzerland and France.
Team GB took the gold with a convincing lead: 6 marks ahead of Switzerland in second. GB's Jamie Lewis took the all-around top spot with 81.8, Pavel Karnejenko in silver with 79.9 and Jake claimed the bronze with 79.1. The team was completed by Victor Yeo, Adam Tobin and Donell Osbourne.
The GB boys put on some great performances to secure the Team gold. Jake, who attends The Deepings School in Peterborough, added a silver placement on the vault. In his second international competition for GB, Jake demonstrated some new and more difficult skills. Jake helped team GB achieve a seven year long winning streak at this event, making ten victories since 2005.
Coach Ben Howells said; "Jake's composure to maintain steady and focused training at this level has been a credit to him. Jake will join his HGC team mates, Tony Duchars, Benji Eyre, Pat Murphy and Harry O'Driscoll, to compete at the Adam's shield this coming weekend.
The younger boys also achieved success at Ipswich on Saturday (26th November) bringing home 18 medals between them! In the under 10's Sol Scott competed well, winning three silver medals and four bronze medals in his first Regional Voluntary competition. The U12 age group had five of Huntingdon’s junior boys competing against others from the around the region. In the all-round, Ryan Cirino(12) and Kieron Burch(12) won silver and bronze respectively, with Niall Hooton(12) coming 6th, Bradley Cooper(11) 7th and Josh Papworth(12) 9th in a strong field of competitors. These boys will compete again at the Williams Trophy this coming Saturday. Kieron also took regional title on floor, and the pommel title, finishing with Silver on bars. Ryan too Bronze on pommel and rings and finished with a Gold on the high bar. Josh claimed silver on rings and a bronze on vault with Bradley claiming a silver on vault.