With the remake of the European to The Codebreakers Invitation, we have had new bespoke medals made along with 4th and 5th place ribbons. With the sheer volume of entries, trying to please all the gymnasts with a medal would be a tough challenge so to offer 4th and 5th place means we can add to the number of smiles on the day.
Along with the medals and ribbons, the gymnasts will be receiving a number of different gifts in this Milton Keynes based event… all to be revealed on the day.
Head coach Al said ” In my lifetime of gymnastics I’ve seen some terrible competitions where the gymnasts don’t even receive a certificate, so I wanted to create events that were more about the gymnasts and showing to them that competitions can be fun. It’s not always about the winning and receiving that medal, although all gymnasts and athletes will strive for this, but about showing the amount of work that has been put into such a tough sport. We have a few gymnasts in the earlier rounds that are under 5 years old and to them all they want is that medal, so if I can make my competition better by increasing the amount on the podium, I will.”
Medals are sponsored by The Engineering Quest, who will be there on the day to give out trophies for those who have superb beam routines but just doesn’t go well when they present to the judge. Some gymnasts have fantastic warm-ups and then it all goes wrong when they compete, but they still carry on and finish. This is what the trophies are all about.