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Bonny Mattis is in the medals

PUBLISHED: 12:32 08 March 2012

Ilford gymnast Tyesha Mattis

Ilford gymnast Tyesha Mattis

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Tyesha Mattis brought home five medals including overall gold at the English Gymnastics Championships in Dartford last weekend.

The 13-year-old, who trains at East London Gymnastics Club added four apparatus medals – gold on the bars, silver on the floor and vault, plus bronze on the beam at the Europa Centre.

Mattis, who is coached by Lorraine Atkinson, had a difficult first-round draw, but a near faultless performance saw her post a magnificent score of 52.5 points.

The Loxford School pupil then faced an anxious wait to watch as her medal rivals competed in round two.

Slowly, as mistakes were made, the rivals disappeared, leaving Mattis with the gold medal overall.


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