Ellie makes a jump for Scottish title

Newtongrange gymnast Ellie Russell (13)
Newtongrange gymnast Ellie Russell (13)

Ellie Russell (13), from Newtongrange, recently became the all round Junior Scottish Champion in gymnastics.

The talented teenager also won the gold medal in both the vault and bars, silver medal on floor, and bronze on beam.

Ellie’s proud mum, Cheryl Russell, said: “She works very hard, putting a lot of hours of training in. It’s all she is interested in.

“This is her greatest achievement so far. She has been doing gymnastics from the age of five. Starting at Mayfield Leisure Centre. It takes up a lot of our time, but it’s definitely worth it when she gets results like that. It’s lovely to see her so happy.”

The Newbattle pupil was also part of the Scotland team that won the Celtic Cup last month.