Gymnastics Champion

Gymnastics girl

Yesterday my Girl competed in her very first gymnastics competition.

She’s only been doing gymnastics two terms and only one as part of the squad. I was a little reluctant to let her start in the squad as it meant jumping from the one hour a week recreational gymnastics, to three times a week, two hours per session full on training!

I was worried that it might be too much. That it would spoil her enthusiasm for it by becoming too pressured! I’d also heard a few minor horror stories about this particular gym school – that they were a bit too strict and upset some of the girls.

But I was wrong. She loves it. She loves all of her coaches. Yes they do a lot of strengthening at this stage, preparing them for the more difficult movements and to compete within the squad but my Girl is absolutely loving it.

She had been training for yesterdays competition for a number of weeks, learning small routines for the four apparatus – Beam, Vault, Bars and Floor.

We all went along to watch and support her as a family. I felt extremely nervous but she didn’t bat an eyelid. She was too cool for school – Breezed through all four routines and won!

She was the overall Champion of her group!!!

She was amazing. And what was even more lovely to see was all the girls supporting each other. They were all brilliant and it was a close call but my Girl won bars and floor and just pipped the others to the overall winner’s spot which was fantastic for her! She’s not at all competitive really and would’ve been happy for any of the others to win which makes it even more special to me that it was her and that all her hard work paid off!!

Proud Mummy doesn’t even cover it! x


  1. Amazing results, I can see why you were such a proud mummy and your girl looks very please with herself too 😉 lovely early Christmas pressie #MagicMoments

  2. Aww! Well done to her! You have every right to be proud! What a great achievement!! 🙂

  3. How proud does she look – a real moment to treasure!!

  4. That’s brilliant – well done!

  5. Wow that’s amazing!!! You must have been so excited when she picked up that trophy and look at her little face! She looks so proud!. What an amazing achievement. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

  6. brilliant! And she looks gorgeous. Enjoy your proud mummy moment!

  7. Oh well done, what a fantastic achievement, you should be very proud! And, she looks so pleased, really lovely x #WhatstheStory

  8. awwww thats amazing, she obviously has a natural talent for it and is doing so so well! massive congratulations for her honey.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    p.s I would be one super proud mummy too!

  9. She clearly has a talent for it! My daughter goes too but I’ve not allowed her to do the extra training and competitions it is a huge commitment, well done to you both embarking on this one.

  10. how fab. congrats to you girl x


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