Clondalkin Gymnastics win World Champs silver

by Gazette Reporter

CLONDALKIN Gymnastics Club produced a series of brilliant performances as they represented Ireland at the GFA World Championships in Norway, coming home with the silver medal.
This is the first time ever an Irish team has won a medal of this kind from this event, ending up as the highest ranking Irish team at this world championships.
The team is coached by Yvonne Kavanagh and managed by Julia Toomey. It consisted of 12 gymnasts, all from Clondalkin Gymnastics Club, who flew out to Norway last Tuesday to take part in this prestigious event that only takes place every four years.
The competition is of an extremely high standard and was attended by 22 countries from around the world who all spent five days living and competing in an Olympic style village which was an amazing experience for all involved.
The team range in age from 11 years to 22 years and have been working towards this World Championship event for the last four years by successfully attending and winning international competitions in countries such as France and the UK to gain experience and be ready to compete at this event.
The squad is made up Sophie Toomey, Fiona Tapley, Emma O’Brien, Katie Cowzer, Evana Downey, Laura Brophy, Zara O’Reilly, Hannah Brennan, Leah Newman, Leia Scales, Daisy Smith and Orna Lamon.

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