National golds for Okehampton Flyers

National Finals 13 July 2019
(back left to right) Owen Pitman, Dylan Rundle (front left to right) Keira Moore, Bethan Honey, Oliver Vine, Yasmin Rundle

Trampolinists from Okehampton Flyers Gym, Trampoline & DMT Club achieved six national medals and other top placings at the individual NDP national finals, held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 13 and 14 July.

The individual NDP Finals is the last event of the trampoline season. All nine gymnasts qualified for this event in June by achieving a top eight place at the team finals in Birmingham, another national competition where the gymnasts represented the South West.

On double mini trampoline, Owen Pitman achieved a gold medal in the NDP5 Men’s 15+ category, with Harry Pitman taking silver in NDP1 Men’s 13+.

On trampoline, Arran Stannard-Heap won gold in NDP5 Men’s 13-14, with Dylan Rundle also taking gold in NDP1 Men’s 13+ and Keira Moore winning bronze in NDP1 Women’s 13+.

Image: National Finals July 14 2019
(left to right) Anne Dodds (coach), Arran Stannard-Heap, Emillie Hughes, Harry Pitman, Vicki Pritchard (coach)

Emillie Hughes won a bronze medal in the U15 Cat 1 disability class, with Bethan Honey and Yasmin Rundle achieving fifth places in NDP1 Women’s 11-12 and NDP2 Women’s 13+ respectively, and Oliver Vine taking seventh place in NDP2 Men’s 11-12.

Following a grant of £15,000 from Okehampton United Charities for new competition equipment, the club has been able to double the number of places available and will be entering more gymnasts into trampoline and double mini trampoline competitions next season. The club will also be entering tumbling competitions at the end of the year.

 

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