Gymnastics: Newcastle flex their skills in BUCS

The bronze medal winner reports on Newcastle's gymnastics efforts in the BUCS competition

William Gillis
14th February 2022
Photo: Newcastle University Gymnastics Club
Over the weekend, the university gymnastics team headed down to Leicester to compete in 2 days of competition on the 5th and 6th of February.

For all gymnasts, this was our first time competing for the university, as we did not compete in BUCS 2020 and 2021 was cancelled due to COVID. It had also been years since some gymnasts had competed at all, so we really did not know what to expect from the weekend. Saturday was the women's competition, which saw Felicity Crompton take gold in level 3 overall, as well as silver on floor and bronze on vault. Harriet Clifford competed in the afternoon and won a bronze medal for her vault in the level 2 competition.

Sunday was the men's turn, which saw Archie Baker take home 4 medals, including 2 gold (overall and rings), silver on vault and bronze on high bar. William Gillis later competed in the afternoon in level 3 and won bronze overall as well as floor. 

Photo: Newcastle University Gymnastics Club

Our other gymnasts, Olivia Clark-Neufville, Anna Carr, Taylor Ingham, Matthew Dawson and Jordan Wathall were also fantastic and just missed out on podium finishes. All in all, we had a very successful weekend coming home with 10 medals and we are very excited to compete again soon. 

Newcastle Podium Spots:

Women
Gold: Felicity Crompton (Level 3 overall)
Silver: Felicity Crompton (Level 3 floor)
Bronze: Harriet Clifford (Level 2 vault), Felicity Crompton (Level 3 vault)

Men
Gold: Archie Baker (Level 2 overall & rings)
Silver: Archie Baker (Level 2 vault)
Bronze: Archie Baker (Level 2 high bar), William Gillis (Level 3 overall & floor)

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