Oxford University Gymnastics Club

VARSITY 2016

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It’s the end of term and the Gymnastics Club are really pleased to be finishing it on a high in the aftermath of this year’s Varsity competition against Cambridge.

It’s really been an amazing year for the squad, and first off huge congratulations must go to the superstars who battled injury, illness, Cambridge, cuts, bruises, fatigue, essays, labs and Nat’s driving to make it past the final hurdle in one piece.

Special mentions also go to the gymnasts who managed to achieve Blues this year: Eric LeGresley, Serena Chang, Brittany Lee Garcia, Caitlin O’Brien and Katrina Kelly (half).

It was an immense day at Birmingham University Sports Centre. First off, the Men’s team driven by Aidan somehow managed to arrive over half an hour late (actually to this day I haven’t actually had an explanation) but soon warm up was well out the way, the judges were briefed, the gymnasts were lined up and Edgar had not yet put a shirt on. We had four hours to get everything through and finished, which meant there were multiple events happening at the same time, and our spectators did a grand job of cheering us on. There were many highs and lows and astounding performances – astounding for all sorts of different reasons – but overall everyone did themselves proud and we hope had a really great day.

Highlights include:

Photo credit to Christian Vaquero

29th Varsity Gymnastics results- 2016

To give you an idea of the sass level

I could continue to babble on  about how great everyone was, but I will leave it with our Facebook album, as I think the photos speak for themselves. Final thank yous must go to all the judges (you are wonderful), Cambridge for a fab day, Birmingham University, Sophie Cheng for photos, the awesome spectators from the Oxford side whose support was invaluable, the outgoing Committee for a terrific effort and all my other little helpers (ie my sister who took orders from me all day without only minor complaints). I hope it was a reflection of how much this sport and the universities have to offer and cannot wait to see everyone back in the gym soon. Moreover, we look forward to a very exciting term up ahead and suitable celebrations back in Oxford.

For our full album see here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.840557942736694.1073741834.228620027263825&type=1&l=2b4f6578af

Thanks to Sophie Cheng for photography (www.facebook.com/schengphotography). There’s a selection of her work here:

Lots of love,

Serena (Women’s Captain 2015-16).

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