Hannah – Youngest qualifying team member in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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Hannah wowed world audiences and fans in the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast, Australia. As the youngest qualifying member of the England team, Hannah’s perfomances shone out as thousands flocked to witness the grace and skill of some of the very best Rhythmic Gymnasts in the world.

Here are some video highlights from Hannah’s time on the Gold Coast…

 

 

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Leaping into Senior Championship 2018

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Wow! What a leap it has been into 2018 as a first-year Senior.

Hannah, having made her senior debut at Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia in April, she then in July claimed two senior titles at the British Championships, with Silver All Around and Silver in both Ball and Clubs.

Stretched her wings even further at the World Cup in Minsk 15th – 20th August 2018, Hannah made her mark on the World stage of Rhythmic gymnastics,and was chosen to be one of only three girls representing Britain in the prestigious World Championships in Sofia.

Hannah also claimed her highest score internationally at the Gracia Cup, Hungary 25th-26thAugust, an impressive hoop score of 16.300.

To finish off the season at the Sofia World Championships was such a privilege and a valuable experience working and competing with the very best Rhythmic Gymnasts in the world.

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2017 A Year of Building and New Experiences

This year has seen Hannah step back from the Rhythmic season for a while. It has been a busy and demanding time with the passing of Hannah’s grandmother on one side and grandfather on the other, a move of home from London to Sussex, and completion of GCSE’s and other academic certificates. Nevertheless, she has used the time to push her boundaries with the ballet, claiming distinctions in 2 more ballet exams, picking up gold medals and cups at Dance Festivals and the privilege of performing with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain at Sadler Wells in August. At the Sadlers Wells event Hannah furthered her awards collection placing 1st in the senior NYB choreographic competition, adjudicated by Sir David Bintley (Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet). Sir David also awarded Hannah the Barbara Geoghegan award for Musicality.

Photo credit: Sean Purser Photography

Two weeks after the NYB performance Hannah stepped back onto the rhythmic carpet to compete in Malta, her first time as a senior gymnast. She claimed 3rd in hoop, ball and ribbon and 3rd over all. A great achievement!

 

 

 

 

A Big Thank You!

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A BIG THANK YOU!

It was fabulous to see all of Hannah’s hard work being celebrated at the Active Wandsworth Awards again this year, receiving her award from Aaron Mckibbon, Paralympic 2016 medalist in Table tennis.

Hannah and her family would like to thank a number of people for supporting Hannah and allowing her to live and pursue her dream over the past few years:

Maria Foster, Kirsty Ruiz Vazquez, Nicola Roffe, Paulina Raad, Cleo Hooper, Katie Richards, Vicki Pearson, Daniela Balova, Maria Gateva, Borislava Llieva, Suzanne Haslam, Sarah Moon, Tim Harkness, Darya Topic, Lynne Hutchison, also supporting Mary Wright, Aisha Walter, David & Jansel Hews, Sports Aid, Bank of Canada, Paul Frazer, Alan & Jackie Martin, Roy & Ruth Priestly.

It is also great to see Hannah Pictured on the Gymblast beginning of year and Sportfolio

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https://www.british-gymnastics.org/news-and-events/news/latest-news/6846-major-gymnastics-events-in-2017

Results of the November 2016 Test Event Ranked Hannah Number 1 of the Junior event and Num. 1 Junior GRB. So we leave the year on a high!!

Thank you all again and encourage you all to keep dreaming and following those dreams.


Commonwealth Games, Sportsaid & Bath Open

hannahHannah is officially 1 out of 8 English Rhythmic Gymnasts selected to prepare for the Common Wealth games in April 2018

http://www.teambath.com/2016/11/01/england-ryhthmic-gymnastics-camp/

Hannah also performed for Royal Bank of Canada Sportsaid week at RBC Thames Court and River bank house on the 29th September.

She enjoyed meeting other athletes supported by RBC competing in Boxing, Judo, and Modern Pentathlon. Ellie Simmonds Paralympics gold medalist, was also there to inspire them all.

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Hannah also performed some routines and a Gala at the Bath Open on the 30th October 2016 which was an inspiration to the wonderful young gymnasts who are training there.

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Hannah’s Success at English and British 2016

English Championships 2016

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English Championships 2016 saw Hannah retain her Ball and Club title, and take home a well deserved silver in Rope and Hoop. Overall, Hannah pitched in as a close second. Well fought and richly deserved.

British Championships 2016

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The British Championships at the Echo Arena in Liverpool were a magnificent spectacle. Hannah retained hoop title from last year, and picked up Gold in Ball with a personal best of 15.66 and Gold in Clubs with a PB of 15.266. These scores in the apparatus finals are some of the best that any junior gymnast has achieved, and her routines were simply breathtaking.

Hannah’s Ball routine from finals

Junior European Championships 2016 Success

European Junior Championships 2016

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On the 17th – 19th June 2016, Hannah travelled with the GBR team to Holon, Israel for the Junior European Championships. Just 3 junior gymnasts were selected to compete for Great Britain, and the team went to the competition with the aim of ranking in the top 20 countries in the competition. Through the hard work and diligence of the girls and their coaches, they came home having fulfilled their goal as well as hitting some personal bests with consistent scores over 14 and 15 points. Well done Junior RG GBR team!

More information on BG website: https://www.british-gymnastics.org/news-and-events/news/latest-news/6548-future-bright-for-gb-rhythmic-gymnastics

Hannah’s three European routines can be seen below.

Hannah also competed at a Friendly competition in London A & V on the 12th June against all her level 5 British competitors, claiming first place over all.

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RG Montage May 2016

Hannah has now been officially selected to be part of the BG Junior team for the European Championships in Holon, Israel, this June. Together with her two teammates she will represent her country alongside the very best in the world.

Hannah turned 14 this month, and actually travelled to Bulgaria to compete at the Sofia Cup with team BG on her birthday (she had just enough time to open a few presents and eat a waffle before running to Luton Airport!

Her friend and fellow RG fan, Emma Hurrell, kindly sent her this wonderful video montage.

International Gold In Portugal!

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Hannah Strikes Gold In Portugal!

(Read more on the British Gymnastics official site)

AGN Cup 23rd – 24th April 2016

Hannah recently returned from the AGN international with a gold and silver medal, a magnificent achievement for Hannah and for the British team.

In the overall competition on the 23rd Hannah was 4th (just 0.150 points from snatching the Bronze), and she qualified for all 4 finals.

The following day was the individual apparatus finals. Smashing it with her HOOP routine again, she scored an amazing 15.250, claiming Gold for Great Britain! She also came home with the Silver in Clubs, and placed 6th in Ball and Rope.

Hannah was also awarded a special Award for the day by the organisers of the AGN cup.

A resounding victory!

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