Congratulations to 11 year-old Cumnor House pupil, Jasper Carminger, who won a silver medal when competing at the National Men’s Artistic National Development Grade Finals held in Birmingham recently. These National Finals bring together the top gymnasts from every region of the UK who compete for both the individual championships and for their regional teams. It is one of the biggest competitions of the year for any young gymnast.
Jasper competed in the Club Grade Level 3 category and put in an impressive all-round performance scoring 63.4/70.0 across all seven disciplines. All competitors complete the same routines comprising Floor, Pommel, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, High Bar, PPP (Physical Preparation Programme) for their age and level – club or elite – and, with a total of 46 gymnastics competing for the medal places, the standard in Jasper’s class was extremely high. His impressive performances secured his silver medal place and he has also been offered the wonderful opportunity to train at Lilleshall National sports and conferencing centre.
Both Jasper and his older brother Linus, who is 13, compete at a very high level in gymnastics – Linus recently won a silver medal at the South East Regional Qualifiers which took place in Sittingbourne, Kent and was a qualifying competition for the National Finals.
“Jasper and Linus continually impress us with their dedication to gymnastics and their outstanding performances in competitions”, commented Craig Burgess, Director of Sport at Cumnor House Sussex. “Their training regime is very intensive involving some form of training most evenings and at weekends. Yet they continue to participate and make a significant contribution to sport at School. With their gymnastics reaching national level, they are a great inspiration to other pupils here – demonstrating that hard work, dedication and commitment to your passion will enable you to reach your goals”.