Jessica Gadirova from Aylesbury has become European floor champion to cap an incredible week at her first senior major championship in Basel, Switzerland.
Having already won all-around bronze and vault silver, Jessica went one better on the final day of competition to win a sensational gold medal with a flawless routine in the final.
Courtney Tulloch from Pegasus also competed in the vault final, finishing in 5th, with Amelie Morgan from The Academy concluding a fine Championships for herself by finishing just outside the medals in 4th in the beam final.
She began with a huge opening tumble and carried that through, with barely a flicker on each of her landings. She showed great extension on her leaps and combined that with eye-catching choreography.
“I’d been on the podium twice and was getting higher and higher on the steps, then to be on the top was just overwhelming. I just thought wow, I’ve actually done it. As this week has gone along I’ve got more and more comfortable and confident and today just feels incredible.”
His first vault was a triple twisting Tsukahara, where he showed great height and form through the air for a score of 14.766. He competed a Dragalescu vault second – another highly difficult vault – and again had great form and a step back on landing for 14.400.
Speaking afterwards, Giarnni said: “I feel amazing. Going first up felt like a good thing. I could just get the job done and then it’s just sitting, waiting and praying – thankfully I got the job done.
“My heart was beating, my hands were sweating, sitting and watching the scores come in, then standing on the podium with the medal round my neck, I was still in shock. I’ve had a tough few years so to have this senior medal feels very special and long may it continue.”
He too competed a Dragalescu vault and executed it well to score 14.733. He showed great power off the vault on his second pass and scored 14.300 for an average of 14.516.
Amelie returned to the competition floor off the back of winning bronze on Saturday in the uneven bars final, her first major championship medal, and produced a lovely routine that started with a faultless flight series and finished with an excellent dismount. That gave here a score of 13.166, just outside the medals, for her second 4th place finish of the week.
Congratulations to all of the gymnasts, coaches and support staff on a fantastic week.