IT was a successful weekend for the girls of Llanelli Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy who brought home 19 medals from the British Championships in Telford.

This included Laura Halford and Gemma Frizelle who both won gold medals in the Commonwealth games

The Academy took third overall in the Group Championship along with Under 12 and Under 10 championships.

Llanelli Online paid a visit to one of their training sessions yesterday, Monday (July 2) to have a glimpse into the dedication and devotion the young girls display on a regular basis.

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Head coach Linda Thomas said: “It is one of those sports where you have to like it and be dedicated. If you do it half hearted you won’t get anywhere.

“Some of the gymnasts come in 4 or 5 times a week, those that are involved in the Welsh squads train 6 times a week, the commitment and drive is there and it shows when they compete and succeed in the British Championships.”

This Sunday (July 8) the Academy will compete in the Welsh Games at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff.

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