Durham Acrobats Become British Championships

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by Debbie No Comments


A trio of gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy has successfully defended their British Title at the recent British Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships held in Liverpool

In one of the most jaw-dropping disciplines in gymnastics, seven acrobatic gymnastics club from Durham headed to Liverpool and returned with not just a Gold medal and National Title, but a silver and bronze medal too.

GOLD – Caitlin Owston, Amelia Pamler & Bethany MacDougall won gold in the 13-19 Women’s Group.

SILVER – Cara Winship and Georgia Hewison – women’s pair in the 11-16 category.

BRONZE – Katerina Dubov & Tatiana Dubov took the bronze medal in the 12-18 Women’s Pair.

The acrobatic trio who perform as a woman’s group has also been selected to represent Great Britain in the forthcoming European Championships.

Great Britain is one of the most respected nations in the world in acrobatic gymnastics and has achieved success at the World and European level with medals in all categories. Many of whom have come from Deerness Gymnastics Academy.

“These were fantastic results for our all-female team this year. It’s great for Deerness Gymnastics Academy to have more young talent coming through the club and a great achievement for any gymnast to win a medal at the British Championships. All of our competitors this year have shown such commitment and put in hours of hard work in training with their coaches to develop to a high enough level to compete at a national championship,” said Stuart Thompson, head of acrobatics, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “And to get another international call up is great news for the club and gymnasts and the whole club will be getting behind them later this year in the European Championships.”

Deerness Gymnastics Academy in Ushaw Moor is a high-performance centre for British Gymnastics. The club which also has its former gymnast Matt Baker as its patron and has become one of Britain’s top gymnastics clubs over the past twenty-five years, with over 100 international gymnasts with more than eighty World and European medallists, including fifteen World and European Champions in its roll of honour. It is not only one of the most successful clubs in Great Britain but it is also recognised on the International scene as one of the top clubs in the world.