Team Ireland’s Senior Women Conclude Qualifications at 2024 European Championships

2nd May 2024, 20:03p.m. | International

Rimini, Italy; Team Ireland’s Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team completed qualifications today in Rimini, Italy.

The team placed 24th scoring a 142.796 led by Emma Slevin in the All-Around with a score of 47.998 while teammate Halle Hilton followed with a close 47.866.

Teammate Lily Russell had her first Senior international debut at Europeans helping the team score on bars, beam and floor while teammate Bláthnaid Higgins also favored the team score on vault and bars.

Commenting on her performance today Emma said:

“It was nice to compete all around today and with team, was happy with my vault and beam performances. Nice to spend my birthday with the team and here in Italy”

Halle Hilton on her performance said:

“Had a little niggle coming into the competition so not a personal best performance today however happy I was able to compete all around for team”

Lily Russell on her first European’s said:

“I’m happy to be at my first senior Europeans. It did not go to plan but I’m glad that I could be here. I was quite sick prior to the competition so I’m happy that I was able to compete and hopefully I can improve. I will work hard over the summer to build on my skills.”

Bláthnaid Higgins commenting on her performance said:

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity I had here to learn and gain international experience. I really enjoyed the competition today and now I’m looking forward to pushing on over the summer especially on vault”

“Commenting on the competition today, National Coach, Sandra Stevenson said:

“Good performance by the team three well performed apparatuses. Carrying a few mistakes on bars but we did well to finish strongly on beam. Well done to Lily on her senior debut at a European Championships. Special happy 21st birthday to Emma from all the team.”

Gymnastics Ireland Performance and Technical Manager, Sally Johnson said:

“Well done to the Senior team today who all showcased resilience and grace, demonstrating some great routines with determination. Their performances were a testament to teamwork and dedication.

Thank you to all the personnel coaches, Sandra Stevenson our National Coach and Julianne Ryan our physio for all the support and hard work!“

Gymnastics Ireland CEO, Ciaran Gallagher added:

''Great job by the girls today who apart from an unlucky bars rotation were extremely solid as a team demonstrating quality high level gymnastics on every piece. Huge progress from the girls who are really gelling together as a senior team! Congratulations to all the girls, our national coaches Sandra and Colm plus our head of performance services Julianne!''

Well done and congratulations to all gymnasts, coaches and judges!


•Emma Slevin- AA: 47.998

* Beam: 12.766

* Floor: 12.233

* Vault: 13.233

* Bars: 9.766

•Halle Hilton - AA: 47.866

* Vault: 12.966

* Bars: 10.800

* Beam: 11.900

* Floor: 12.200

•Lily Russell- AA: 46.165

* Vault: 12.133

* Bars: 10.366

* Beam: 11.633

* Floor: 12.033

•Bláthnaid Higgins - AA: 45.899

* Vault Avg: 12.499

* Bars: 9.900

* Beam: 11.233

* Floor: 12.000

•Team Score

* 142.796

Stay Tuned for tomorrows Junior Competition where we will see Mimi Moloney in Subd. 3 at 1430 Irish Time 03/05/24.

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