- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
SA quartet strut their stuff in Europe
- Updated: March 10, 2016
By Mark Etheridge
South Africa’s team of up and coming gymnasts gave a great account of themselves in Europe at the weekend.
The four Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre junior girls were taking part at an international competition in Linz, Austria.
Said coach Ilse Roets Pelser (pictured above left with members of the squad) after 24 hours of travel back home: ‘I’m really pleased with their performance. We placed seventh out of 15 teams but were the top scoring junior team.
Caitlin Rooskrantz placed 19th, Naveen Daries 20th and Caitlyn Kelly 21st out of 80 girls. Paige McElligot, who was the youngest girl of our four, was our top scorer on floor.
‘Our goal was a middle third finish, and we ere in the top “half” so it was a great result for us. Now it’s the African Championships in Algeria, in less than three weeks.
‘Switzerland ended first, Hungary second and Poland third.
‘Caitlin, who is aiming for a medal on the bars at the next Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast 2018), placed seventh on this apparatus.