Laura Morgan in Gymnastics Competition

On the 1st November 2014 the British Gymnastics Championships Vets 2014 (veterans over 18) Competition took place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

On the 1st November 2014 the British Gymnastics Championships Vets 2014 (veterans over 18) Competition took place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Laura took part in this competition with her team, Colchester Gymnastics. It was the first time she had competed in over 10 years, so understandably she was a little bit nervous.

Due to a thumb injury Laura was unable to compete on the beams, but she did compete on the floor, vault and bars. The floor consists of 2 “tumbles” both front and back, including a 360º straight back somersault. She also did a spin and leap series. The bars consisted of using both the low and high bar, a catch from the low to the high bar and a high bar dismount. The vault is the best out of 2 attempts.

Laura came 7th overall out of 12 competitors, the Women’s team came 5th overall and the Men’s team came 2nd.

All in all, Laura has said that the atmosphere was really nice and it was enjoyable competing as part of a team again.

Colchester Gymnastics Team are very proud of how well they did.