Joe Fraser and Ellie Downie take 2017 British all-around titles
Joe Fraser, Elissa Downie
The 2017 British all-around titles have been decided, with first year senior Joe Fraser from the City of Birmingham taking the men’s title and Olympian Ellie Downie winning the women’s crown, today in the Echo Arena of Liverpool.
18 year old Joe Fraser executed his routines well throughout, showing confidence beyond his years. The Youth Olympic Champion wowed the crowd in particular with his high bar routine to score a total of 82.100 across the six pieces of apparatus.
♦♦ Men's all-around ...:
It was joint silver in the end for James Hall from Pegasus and Birmingham’s Dominick Cunningham, who although made some errors, showed difficult work and great promise moving into this next cycle.
Finishing in 4th was Sam Oldham from Notts who unfortunately had to count multiple falls which left him out of the medals with 80.600.
In 5th and 6th were Loughborough Students pair, William Trood (77.850) and Gabriel Hannah (74.600), a great achievement for Loughborough as the only University club represented in the competition. * Joe FRASER in interview ...:
♦♦ In the women’s event, Ellie Downie looked fresh and ready, even after a busy summer in Rio last year. Performing difficult work, including a new double twisting double back somersault on floor, despite a fall on the bars, she still comfortably took the title with 55.350.Taking joint silver were Park Wrekin’s Alice Kinsella and Phoenix’s Maisie Methuen who both stepped up to senior level for the first time in 2017. Alice executed a stunning beam routine which included a solid free cartwheel layout layout, with Maisie ever the reliable performer, excelling particularly on vault with her strong handspring pike front half out. Both girls scored 53.300.
Finishing in 4th place was East London’s Georgia Mae Fenton who although had to count some falls, produced a sensational bars set and shows great promise for the future scoring 51.950. In 5th place was the Academy’s Phoebe Turner with 51.400 and in 6th was Ellesse Oates from Park Wrekin 50.550. * Elissa DOWNIE with her routine at the uneven bars ...:
* 2017, March 24: ♦ British Junior Championships
Taeja JAMES (photo, right) from the City of Birmingham has been crowned the 2017 Junior Women’s All-Around British Champion with a score of 53.950. Following hot on her heels and taking the silver was first year junior, Amelie MORGAN from Slough with 53.050. Taking the final spot on the podium was Jolie RUCKLEY from Cardiff with a score of 50.950. Taeja JAMES - who is a junior European team medallist, started off her competition strongly on the vault with a neat full twisting Yurchenko. Moving on to the bars she performed a clean and steady routine. Unfortunately, on the beam, Taeja had to count a fall on a difficult round off straight back but with such high difficulty throughout she still scored highly and nailed her floor routine, which included a beautiful triple twist, to take the title.
* British Gymnastics publishes her floor routine as Video on demand ...:
<< In male junior category the U 16 champion of 2016, Jamie LEWIS, won also now the national all-around junior title 2017 with a score of 80,100 points. Both other medallists came from Birmingham: On second Donell OSBOURNE (79,600) and Joshua NATHAN (78,950) ...
♦ British Youth Championships: Jake JARMANN from Huntingdon Gymnastics Club has taken the men’s Gymnastics British Championship under 16 all-around gold medal with an impressive performance at Echo Arena, Liverpool.He ended with a total all-around’s for the six apparatus of 76.400 and the gold.
Jake was pushed all the way by Adam Tobin from Falcons who scored 76.150 point for a superb silver with Sam Mostowfi of Pegasus in bronze (73.300). * RESULTS: ►Male Youth (U 16), All-around