Gymnast takes Midlands title

THE CHAMPION! -- Katy proudly holds her trophy after winning the title
THE CHAMPION! -- Katy proudly holds her trophy after winning the title

THE MEDALS continue to flow for gifted Hucknall gymnast Katy Bramley after she was crowned the Midlands’ junior champion last weekend.

The 14-year-old stormed to the overall title in the elite section for 14 and 15-year-olds at New College, Leicester.

She also took the gold medal in the floor, bars and vault disciplines and added a bronze on beam — despite two falls!

What’s more, Katy achieved all this while nursing an injured foot throughout the competition.

Katy’s beaming mum, Sue, said: “Things just seem to be getting even better. Katy performed brilliantly.

“She still managed to win despite having to water down her routines on floor and beam due to the injury.

“She is very dedicated and trains hard but she is still enjoying her gymnastics. We (her family) support her every step of the way.”

Katy has lofty ambitions of competing for Britain at the World Championships and Olympic Games in the future.

Earlier this year, she won selection for England and is one of the country’s most promising gymnastics starlets.

Already this season, she has also finished sixth in the junior section of the English Championships, won the Nottinghamshire junior title and the overall county championship for all ages and abilities and taken on the likes of former world champion Beth Tweddle in the British Team Championships.

Other competitions on the horizon are the British Challenge Cup in November, which is a qualifier for the British Championships later in the same month. She is also on a selection list with a chance to compete in the USA in the New Year