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Pippa the golden girl at regional finals

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Morpeth girl Pippa Smith (aged 9) was competing at the North of England WA Regional Gymnastics finals at the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy at the weekend.

Pippa won the overall individual gold medal for her age group, Grade 5, (11 years and under), representing Wansbeck Gymnastics.

The competition covered five disciplines of beam, bars, floor routine, range and conditioning and vault.

With a score of 58.64 Pippa took first place in the high calibre event which included gymnasts from clubs as far afield as Humberside, Cumbria, and Northumberland.