All-rounder Ellie is the Scottish champion

Gymnast Ellie Russell
Gymnast Ellie Russell

Newtongrange’s Ellie Russell recently won the junior all-around title at the Scottish Gymnastics Championships in Perth.

The 14 year-old Newbattle Community High pupil, started her gym career as a four year-old at Lasswade but is now a member of West Lothian Artistic Gymnastics Club.

In the individual finals, she won silver on the asymmetric bars and bronze on the floor.

It was the second successive all-around title for Ellie, who said: “It was a really good experience and my routines worked out well as I put a lot of hard work into the training. Winning this title twice in a row is definitely the best thing I have done so far.’’

This weekend, Ellie competes in the UK Gymnastics British Championships in Liverpool.