Orianne Slater, a 15 year old disability gymnast with COAG (City of Aberdeen Gymnastics Club), is back and what a month this has been…!!! She competed at the 2017 Scottish Artistic Championships on March 4th-5th (Bells Sport Centre in Perth) and at the 2017 Gymnastics British Championships on March 24th-26th (Echo Arena in Liverpool).
Orianne competed in the Disability category in a Masters style event, where Junior and Senior gymnasts of the
same gender compete against each other (some of the competitors were over 20 yrs old).
Having suffered knee and hip pains related to her condition (Perthes’ disease) for the past 2 months, she hadn’t been able to practice her routines as much as usual and her performance was consequently affected. However, her performance was strong and her achievements on individual apparatus were of a good standard!
- At the Scottish Championships, Orianne retained her 2016 titles of Champion on Floor and Vault, and got Silver on Asymmetric Bars, and Bronze on Balance Beam.
- At the British Championships, Orianne again retained her 2016 title of Champion on Asymmetric Bars and added Silver on Floor, and Bronze on Vault.
Orianne’s parents especially wish to thank to her coach, Lorna Presly, for being so flexible in adapting training, routines and expectations.