Local gymnast, Teagan Batho (10), has been selected to represent Scotland at the British Compulsory gymnastic finals in Birmingham this Sunday.
Teagan competed last weekend at the Scottish Compulsory 3 Gymnastic competition in Cumbernauld. Following an excellent performance, she achieved a bronze medal for finishing joint third overall, having won a silver for finishing in second place on beam and range and conditioning. As a result she has been selected to represent her country at the British finals.
Delighted Teagan said: “I’m really excited to be part of the Scottish Gymnastic team again. I’m really looking forward to competing in Birmingham and hope we can repeat our success of last year.”
In May 2013, she was an integral part of the team that won a bronze medal at the British finals, the first time a Scottish Gymnastic team has won a medal at this competition.
Teagan has been in the Scottish Gymnastics National Development Squad since 2012 following a run of consistently good performances in Artistic Gymnastic competitions around Britain. Her commitment takes her down to Glasgow and Edinburgh for regular squad training with the national team. The support from both her school, Hill of Banchory and Banchory Round Table have played a key role in helping her to travel and train, enabling her to access some of the best coaching and training facilities in Scotland.
She trains with Garioch Gymnastic Club and is one of only three girls to be selected for the squad from the North-east for her age group.