Power tumbling is a breathtaking form of gymnastics. It’s all about linking flicks, whips and different types of somersaults one after another after another down a track. Scarlett has been tumbling for three years and practises four times a week and is part of the elite squad. You cannot compete at a national level in tumbling until the year you turn 9, so this is Scarlett’s first year competing nationally. In March she competed at the North of England regional finals and became North of England Champion. This weekend she headed to Birmingham to compete as part of the North of England Tumbling Team in a huge arena watched by more than 3000 spectators. There were 13 regions from across Great Britain represented, with the Champions who had reached the minimum qualifying score from each region competing to be in the top 8 to make the National Finals. Scarlett had to complete three different runs as part of the competition, which all contain 8 different elements. She performed fantastic and came 2nd in Great Britain, winning the silver medal and qualifying for the finals in Coventry next month. The North of England also took the Gold Trophy and became great Britain Tumbling Team Champions, as the tumblers in the team scored the highest out of each of the 13 regions making them the highest performing team in the Great Britain.
Well done Scarlett!