TRAMPOLINING: Clements is still on the up
SWINDON starlet Georgia Clements has continued her rise and rise in trampolining by securing a clutch of medals on the national and international stage recently.
At the recent English Trampoline Championships and Home Nations Championships in South Shields, the 16-year-old competed in three disciplines of the English Trampoline Championships.
Up against 37 other competitors, the Swindon Advertiser’s Young Sportswoman of the Year in 2011 qualified for the final where she took on seven other girls.
The New College pupil, who trains at Edgbarrow Trampoline Club in Bracknell, performed her new voluntary routine which was a hit with the judges and she was awarded gold in the individual, also winning team gold.
Later in the day, alongside clubmate Megan Pettit, she again performed outstandingly to win silver in the synchronised trampoline event.
The duo were only prevented from winning gold by two of their teammates from Edgbarrow.
Due to her high scores in these two events, Clements was automatically selected to compete on day two for England in the Home Nations Championships.
That set the stage for her best achievement of the weekend, when she won gold in the prestigious trampoline category.
In addition, Clements scooped team gold as well as top spot in the synchro alongside Pettit, while she also won bronze in the double mini tramp.
Her hugely successful weekend helped her gain selection for the Flanders Cup in Ghent, Belgium.
It was Clements’ first international event competing for England and she beat off the majority of the 83-strong trampoline field to make the final of eight competitors.
In the showpiece she clocked up a new personal best of 46.340 to finish seventh, the event being won by Scottish international Pamela Clark on 51.870.
There was medal success for the Swindon youngster in the double mini tramp as she grabbed bronze with a score of 60.800, just behind Courtney Walsh (61.700) and Tine Lioen (65.000).