4 Disciplines, One busy day of gymnastics across Ireland
4th December 2016, 00:00a.m. | National Series
The final competitive action of the year from the disciplines of Artistic and Rhythmic gymnastics took place yesterday alongside Day One of the Acrobatic Team Trophy in the UL Sport Arena. Given the creativity, elegance and artistry of the 3 disciplines, there were some fabulous performances from over 300 gymnasts on display. For the first time this year, the two floors were in use simultaneously with the Rhythmic and Acrobatic gymnasts taking turns on their respective floors whilst the Artistic men battled it out behind them on their apparatus.
In the Acrobatics competition, the overall standard of the grade 1, 2 and 3's was excellent, showing huge potential for the future.
In the Rhythmic National Championships, the gymnasts were led by the duo of Irish International gymnasts Anastasia Tsay and Valeria Sapteboi and inspired by the great performance of Elena Batmanova on the Ball. There were some superb performances in front of the high profile guest judge and 5 time World Champion Simona Peycheva from Bulgaria and Gymnastics Ireland Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Coach, Kristina Rangelova, who were in attendance throughout the Rhythmic competition on Saturday.
The Men's Artistic gymnasts in action were the most junior members of the artistic discipline. As such many of those competing were doing so for the first time and they competed brilliantly infront of a strong crowd.
Results from the day are being posted online and will all be available once the second day of the Acrobatic Team Trophy competition is completed on Sunday - click here... for results information
Photos from the day by Hello Deer can be viewed online – click here…
Meanwhile in Dublin on Saturday in the National Sports Campus, the second Trampoline workshop took place with the highly qualified and decorated Team GB Coach Paul Greaves providing education, guidance and valuable insights throughout the day to a workshop full of eager Trampoline gymnasts. Photos from the day will be posted later on Sunday.
See below for a highlight video of the competitive events in UL made for us by our media partner Hello Deer Media
The overall standard of the grade 1.2. And 3's was excellent, showing huge potential for the future.