Remember Their Names – Britain’s Next Top Gymnasts

Remember Their Names – Britain’s Next Top Gymnasts


Each year new stars emerge
on the gymnastics scene. We started to get to know
the talent on the road to Rio but a handful are already
preparing to shine in Tokyo. Here’s a selection on 11-year-old rising
gymnasts from across the country. Let’s meet your future ones to watch. First up is Megan Splain who trains
at Sapphire gymnastics club under the watchful eye of Steve Price, coach of 2013 Senior British
champion Gabby Jupp and Australian youth Olympic
champion Teal Grindle. With a bright and bubbly personality, this young star certainly
knows how to perform. With fantastic potential
on the floor and all around she looks set to follow
in her teammate’s footsteps. You can be sure to always see
her smiling – so watch this space! Elegance and beauty. Emily Gibson from Europa is an
extremely strong beam and floor worker. A gymnast, of former GB International
Rochelle Douglas who trains Espoir champions Catherine Lyons
and Georgia-MaeFenton. Emily performs difficult combinations
on the beam with expressive dance. A talented young gymnast
who’s sure to impress. Next is one determined young gymnast
from South Durham, Courtney Burton. Courtney is calm and collected
across all four pieces of apparatus. She’s a powerful gymnast
with a bright future. This pink lady has come a long way
and shows no signs of stopping. Next say hello to the city
of Manchesters’ Ellie Cheetham. A flexible yet dynamic gymnast she is always focused
on the task ahead. Not only does she
swing well on the bars, but executes powerful tumbles alongside
a crowd-pleasing performance. Manchester has a new star. Jolie Ruckley from Cardiff Olympic is a gymnast with heaps of energy
that is constantly improving. Precision is her strength making her a reliable
all-around-gymnast and a strong contender. Quietly confident,
Jolie is one of Wales’ finest. Meet Notts Laura Kaletha. Small in size but big on power. Laura’s speed and focus will ensure she has
an enviable skill set in the future. This little superstar has nerves of steel
and bags of potential. Our final one to watch is 11-year-old
power house, Taeja James from the city of Birmingham. A confident and stylish gymnast who moves through
difficult skills with ease. With an already established
set of unique skills this fierce gymnast will make sure
she has your attention. So we’ve seen only a small handful
of talent in this age group but it’s clear the British women
are going to be a force to be reckoned with
for years to come. You heard it here first,
remember their names.

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