Year 8 Gymnast is Milano Champion
Senior Girls Sport

Ruby Spencer, a Year 8 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, opened her 2023/4 British Gymnastics Artistic competition season with an impressive haul of medals from the Milano Invitational 2023 in early September.

Ruby’s mother Sonya Spencer reports: ‘She had a fantastic round on all four pieces, with upgrades to her vault and bar routines and also competing her new floor music for the first time.

‘In the Zinc level for her age category, she performed incredibly well under the watchful encouragement of her COPGC teammates and her coach Jamie. She demonstrated her maturity and professionalism as a competitor, supporting all fellow gymnasts during their routines.’

In preparation for this competition, Ruby worked hard on her power, form and flexibility, with the aim of minimising the judges’ deductions, maintaining her start values and representing the City of Preston Gymnastics Club to a high polished standard. Her hard work and resilience brought some fantastic results, medals and trophies home.

She achieved gold medals in Beam, Floor and Vault, a Bars award and a thoroughly deserved overall Gold, which earns her the title of Milano Champion.

Ruby is now looking forward to more training and competing this Autumn in the North West and English Championships, with more competitions in 2024, some of which she hopes will be internationals.

Mrs Spencer said: ‘Thank you to everyone for supporting and helping her to develop and to School for sharing her achievements.’

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