Rhythmic Adds to NZ Medal Haul in Namibia

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International

NZ rhythmic gymnastics namibiaThe NZ junior rhythmic gymnastics team join their artistic counterparts, racking up more medals at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia last night.

The team, consisting of Stella Ebert and Havana Hopman from Xtreme Rhythmix in Auckland, Grace Schroder from Counties Manukau and Anna Taylor from Diva Rhythmic in Christchurch, took bronze (141.2) in the team event after South Africa (142.2) and Malaysia (175.5).

Stella Ebert added more individual bronzes with a third overall, third in ball and third in clubs. Stella also placed fifth in rope and fourth in hoop.

Grace Schroder placed fourth in rope, sixth in hoop, fifth in clubs and made the ball final.

The two per country rule leaves no official placings for Havana and Anna.

Marnie Sterner and Erica Thorby from Xtreme Rhythmix accompanied the girls to Namibia as a judge and coach respectively.

Full results will be uploaded here when released.