Gymnastics Global Recognition

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Sarah Beck, Upper Sixth, who recently achieved the honour of becoming the first Irish competitor to have a gymnastics move approved and named after them.

Sarah’s achievement came following her completion of a beam mount; jumping backwards over the beam in a straddle position, at the 2014 World Championships, held in Nanning, China during October; in order to have a move approved and added to the gymnastics ‘Code of Points’ it must be successfully completed at least once at either the Olympic Games or World Championships.

Sarah, who trains at Salto Gymnasitcs Centre, Lisburn, is one of eight women’s gymnasts to have a skill named after them in the ‘Code of Points’ in 2014, with her move now officially known as element no. 1.204.

Speaking of Sarah’s achievement, Gymastics Ireland C.E.O Ciaran Gallagher stated; “On behalf of Gymastics Ireland I would like to congratulate Sarah on what is not only a great achievement for her personally but a milestone in Gymastics Ireland history...to have Sarah’s unique skill recognized while competing for Ireland is something we all as gymnastics fans in Ireland should be proud of.”

Sarah’s latest attainment caps an incredible year for her, which has seen her compete not only in October’s World Championships, but also at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, representing Northern Ireland, in July.

Well done to Sarah on such an incredible achievement and all at Grosvenor wish her the best of luck in her forthcoming gymnastics-related endeavours. 

Grosvenor gymnast Sarah Beck, pictured alongside incoming Principal Dr Frances Vasey, who has competed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as the World Championships in China in 2014