Eloise dreams of becoming an Olympian after winning gold and silver at Springboard Competition
Nine- year-old Eloise Johnson from Blunsdon demonstrated her gymnastic talent at the South West Springboard Competition at Melksham in February, competing alongside 45 other young gymnasts, winning gold in the vault category and silver overall for vault, beam, bars and floor.
Expressing her delight at her medal haul Eloise said: “To come second out of everyone is definitely my biggest success so far. My dream is to compete in the Olympics in 2020.”
Esprit gymnast club
Eloise began gymnastics as a 5 year old at Esprit Academy. As well as becoming a passion it also helped her settle in better at school. Commenting on the support Eloise received, her mother Lou said: “She was struggling a bit when she first started school but the squad girls were really supportive.”
Her favourite discipline is floor. Explaining why, Eloise said: “I like flinging myself about to the music.”