Moore success for gymnast Emily

PUBLISHED: 12:09 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:28 26 October 2009

Gymnast Emily Moore on the beam

Gymnast Emily Moore on the beam

POTTERS Bar gymnast Emily Moore is celebrating after claiming another gold medal. She followed up her gold at the Herts County Grade 6 with yet another representing Hertfordshire at the regional finals held at the Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club in Ipswich. M

Golden girl Emily Moore

POTTERS Bar gymnast Emily Moore is celebrating after claiming another gold medal.

She followed up her gold at the Herts County Grade 6 with yet another representing Hertfordshire at the regional finals held at the Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club in Ipswich.

Moore, who trains with the Dolphina club based in Watford, topped her 9-10 age group in the multi-discipline event, which incorporates floor routines and the bars.

Delighted mother Victoria Moore praised her daughter's success.

"I have never been so proud, it's absolutely fantastic," she said.

"It's much deserved as she has been training since she was five.

"The whole family are so very proud of this achievement."

The nine-year-old qualified for the regional tournament by winning her age group section at the county Grade 6 tournament held at the Marriotts centre in Stevenage on April 6.

She then represented the Herts team and was triumphant in her age group section, beating off strong competition.

So impressive is her dedication to the sport, her headmaster at Ladbrooke School, Potters Bar, rewarded her with the 'Martin Cup', given for outstanding sporting achievement.

Emily trains four days a week for the Dolphina Gymnastics Club, with whom she has been with since the age of seven.

She started gymnastics at the age of five, and was urged to join the Watford-based gym as they would provide excellent facilities and coaching.

Victoria said: "Her coach is fantastic and gives her all the opportunities she needs to progress.

"Next up is another grade at the Marriotts, Stevenage, in May where we hope for more success.


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