European bronze medals for Midlothian gymnasts

Together with team-mate Kirsty Way (Olga-Poole) Ciara & Caitlin (CETC) won 3rd place & bronze medals for Great Britain in the Senior Womens DMT Team Finals, behind Spain in 2nd place & Russia in 1st!
Together with team-mate Kirsty Way (Olga-Poole) Ciara & Caitlin (CETC) won 3rd place & bronze medals for Great Britain in the Senior Womens DMT Team Finals, behind Spain in 2nd place & Russia in 1st!

Two Midlothian-based gymnasts were part of the three-woman Great Britain double mini-trampoline (DMT) team that won European bronze.

Ciara Donlevy (17) and Caitlin O’Brien (18), were last month selected for the Senior Women’s Great Britain DMT Team to take part in the European Championships held in Spain recently.

The girls from City of Edinburgh Trampoline Club, based at Lasswade Centre, didn’t let their country down.

They travelled out to Valladolid, Spain, on Monday March 28 for pre-competition training for the event which took place from March 31 to April 3.

Along with team-mate Kirsty Way of team Olga Poole, they won bronze medals for Great Britain in the Senior Women’s DMT Team Finals, behind hosts Spain in second place and Russia in first.

The girls’ coach, Moira Jeffrey, of City of Edinburgh Trampoline Club, was extremely delighted with the girls achievements, particularly given that it was at their first top level event.

She said: “This is the first competition as seniors for both girls and they did really well.

“We’re all extremely proud of the girls and what they have achieved.”

Ciara secured 13th place in the Individual Senior Women’s DMT, with Caitlin taking sixth place.

Caitlin therefore secured a spot in the finals, where she finished in seventh place.

Moira added: “This was a great result in her first finals at an international competition.”

All the junior and senior Great Britain gymnasts took part in the three rebound disciplines – trampolining, double mini-trampoline and tumbling.

All performed really well, coming home with a total of five gold, four silver and 
seven bronze medals.