Milly, Olivia and Ruby
The build up to the British Championships was very intense physically and mentally. The preparation for the FIAC international in Belgium was very extreme but the hard work paid off leaving us with a silver medal. Me, Olivia and Ruby trained 6 days a week for 4 hours and fought so hard to achieve our dream of being selected to represent Great Britain. With the British being the second trial for the Europeans in Poland, we knew that it wasn’t going to be easy. With the competition right behind us, nothing could go wrong. For each of our routines, balance, tempo and combined we couldn’t let our nerves get the better of us. We all knew we had a good build up and we were ready to fight. At the competition we showed the judges that we had strong execution skills, our artistry was unique and we didn’t ever forget about the basics of gymnastics. Unfortunately we only managed to achieve the silver medal due to a 0.3 deduction from a time fault but this was not the end. The following Friday was when the selection was announced and was the day when we found out whether the hard work paid off. To achieve the news that we had been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Poland in October was the best news we could have asked for and we had achieved our goal. We will now continue to work hard every day and work together as a unit because the final goal has not yet been reached, the journey has only just started. All three of us are extremely excited for this amazing opportunity and it does go to show that you get out in life what you are willing to put in.
12-18 Women’s Group: Milly Eaton, Olivia Huscroft and Ruby Horsman.