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Caithness Gymnasts Success At Scottish Rhythmic Gymnastics Novice Championships

Last Saturday three Rhythmic Gymnasts from Caithness took part in the Scottish Novice Championships for Rhythmic Gymnastics, held at the Craigwillow Centre, Livingston, West Lothian.

Natalia Hodgson and Anna Cassidy both aged 13 competed in the Under 14 Category. They both performed their routines very well, with Natalia taking the title of Scottish Novice Champion for her age group and Anna taking the Silver Medal. Gemma Wares aged 15 competed in the over 14 age group, she gave a solid performance and also took the silver medal in her age group.


There was also an open competition, which included gymnasts from England, in this competition Natalia received the silver medal with Anna taking the Bronze and Gemma also receiving a Bronze Medal.

Rhythmic Gymnastics is less well known as its counterpart Artistic Gymnastics but requires the same degree of skill and dedication and uses hand held apparatus combined with body skills.

This is only the Second time Caithness Gymnastics Club have competed in the National championships and is only one of four clubs offering Rhythmic Gymnastics in Scotland and the only Club in Highland Region.

In The Picture
The gymnasts from left to right are
Anna Cassidy (Under 14 Scottish Silver medallist, Open Bronze Medallist)
Natalia Hodgson (Under 14 Scottish Novice Champion, Open Silver Medallist)
Gemma Wares (Over 14 Scottish Silver Medallist, Open Bronze Medallist)