Pipers Vale trio help region win silver

IPSWICH gymnasts Emma Grisdale, Pascal Craymer and Rosalie Hutton helped the Eastern region to runners-up spot at the prestigious National Inter-Regional Championships.

IPSWICH gymnasts Emma Grisdale, Pascal Craymer and Rosalie Hutton helped the Eastern region to runners-up spot at the prestigious National Inter-Regional Championships.

The girls – all from the Pipers Vale club – were part of a six-strong team made up of gymnasts from around the region.

The other team members were from Essex and Cambridgeshire.

The competition – staged in Liverpool – is the big regional event of the year and there were former and current internationals in action.

The East team went in the last round and watched as their rivals from London, the South West and the East Midlands all put on an impressive show.

When the team started they had an excellent first piece with all gymnasts going clean. In fact all the way through the competition the team only made three mistakes which put them into a good position.

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Unfortunately, Grisdale, Craymer, Hutton and their team-mates were eventually pipped at the post by the South West and finished with silver medals.

Grisdale and Craymer did well individually – finishing fourth and sixth respectively which means that both girls will get a national squad trial next month.

"It was great to see that half of the team was made up of Pipers Vale gymnasts which I feel shows that we are now one of the best clubs in the country," said Pipers Vale head coach Andy Wood.

"The team did excellently but Pascal and Emma coming fourth and sixth overall was outstanding."

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