Devizes 6th Form and Lavington School student Jess Daykin has been a member of the England Gymnastics Squad for 4 years and competed last year both Nationally and Internationally, winning the prestigious Rushmore Rosebowl and coming second in the Leverkusen Cup in Germany.
This year Jess has gone from strength to strength, she competed at the English Championships and came fifth overall and winning a bronze medal on beam. She then competed at The British Championships held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool against our current Olympic, Commonwealth and European medalist and finished in an amazing 7th place overall, Jess made beam and floor finals and was reserve for bars. She finished the competition winning a silver medal on beam and placed 8th on floor.
As a result of these outstanding performances Jess was invited to attend the 5 day long GB Senior Squad Camp held at the National Training Centre in Lillieshall, Jess spent the week attending training with the best gymnasts in the Country, attending fitness testing, listening to talks from sports psychologists, financial institutions and the national governing body. It has been a fantastic opportunity for Jess and we are really proud of her achievements.
We are pleased to also announce that Jess has just been awarded a place on the senior GB Olympic Gymnastic Squad. An absolutely phenomenal achievement.