British Silver for Year 12 Student
Congratulations to Ben Knapton (Year 12) who won silver at the Teamgym British Finals in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 24 May.
Congratulations to Collingwood Year 12 student Ben Knapton who won a silver medal at the Teamgym British Finals in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 24 May with the Bracknell National Junior Men’s team, The Kites.
The Kites were just beaten to the top spot by Crewe and Nantwich. Despite achieving a higher score on Trampette, they were beaten on Floor and Tumble by their competitors. The Kites finished with a respectable score of 38.80; sadly this wasn’t enough for them to compete at the Europeans.
Shortly afterwards Ben and a few of the team flew to Accademia Acrobatica in Ceseneticao, Italy for a training holiday. As well as spending 4 hours a day training and learning many new skills they also had a fantastic time at Mirablandia theme park and touring the local town.
This will be Ben’s last year as a junior gymnast; he will move up to Senior level in January 2015. His next and last junior competition will be a leg of the International Teamgym Cup in October.
We wish Ben the best of luck.
Sixth Form Personal Tutor Team