Young gymnasts take gold

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Magdalen College School gymnastics squad have enjoyed their most successful ever year.

In February, they narrowly missed out on first place when competing at Stamford Bridge School against 12 other schools.

Magdalen student Mia Hawkins was the highest scoring gymnast at the event.

The squad then worked hard on their East Midlands Schools Team Trio piece that involved three gymnasts performing a sequence together.

Savannah Dodds, who won best gymnast on the day, took charge of Team Sapphires and they put together a superb performance to take first place while Team Diamonds finished third.

Finally, the squad headed to Wade Gymnastics Club where Dodds won an individual silver medal while Team Sapphires, consisting of Dodds, Mia Hawkins, Laura Freeman, Holly Oldham and Evie Hawkins, took gold.

Team Diamonds, made up of Abbie Todd, Kate Bosack, Ellie Cox, Lily Bayley, Lilly Hamp and Daisy Hilton, also competed well to finish fifth.