Fourteen year old, Year 9 student, Robert Hoare, recently competed in the All-Round Level 5 gymnastics competition, securing a first place in the U15 individual competition by 0.1 of a mark.
The talented young gymnast, who has been involved in the sports since he was eight years old and is a member of ‘Somersaults’ Newton Abbot Gymnastics Club, also secured first place as part of the U16 team in the same competition.
The six discipline competition saw Robert compete on a number of apparatus, including floor, rings, high bar and parallel bars. In the individual competition, Robert secured first place on both the pommel horse and the vault, helping him to overall victory.
Robert said of his victory: “It was fun competing against my friends and also experiencing friendly rivalry between the other teammates. It was a great achievement to come first. In the future, I would like to learn some new moves and techniques and compete with them”
Newton Abbot College Teacher of Physical Education, Briony Martin, said: “Robert is a talented young athlete, who always gives his best to any given sporting situation. We are continually surprised and thrilled when we hear of our students’ achievements outside of College; Robert is a humble and determined young athlete and we are sure he will go far!”