Gold for British junior vaulters

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Gold for British junior vaulters

Britain’s vaulters were on form at the Junior European championships in Pezinok, Slovakia bringing home gold and bronze medals with Rebecca Norval and Andrew topping the Pas de Deux championship.

Andrew claimed a bronze in the individual male class, with the top spot going to Austria’s Simon Rahimi Ramin.

"The medals won by Rebecca and Andrew were fantastic," says Lucy Bell, chef d’equipe for the British teams. "It is a direct reflection of how hard the team and support staff have worked to produce such great performances when it mattered."

Rebecca and Andrew from Clankmannanshire in Scotland, reflected on their unexpected success.

"We weren’t expecting it, we’re just completely and utterly dazzled by it, but we’re so thrilled, we’ve been in the same team since 2008 and the pairs partnership has really formed from that team experience.

"Our horse, Tylers Kernal lunged by John Eccles, was fantastic, we really couldn’t have asked for anything better.

"The roaring of the crowd was amazing, it was a really nice and friendly arena and it helped you get the best out of your test."

"The entire squad gave 100% at the championships," says Lucy. "The atmosphere was electric and for some of the young vaulters this was their first championships. They have all learnt a lot."

All eyes now turn to the senior world championships in Le Mans (13-19 August), where the Eccles sisters will be out to defend their pairs and individual medals won last year.

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