Gymnastics: Holly thrives in Sweden and brings silver back home

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Local teenager Holly Ramage came back from the Northern European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Sweden with a silver medal.

The event at The Fyrishov Arena in Uppsala brought together youngsters from the host nation, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Sixteen-year-old Ramage attends Knox Academy and is a member of Lasswade GC. In the all-around competition she gave a very creditable performance finishing eighth.

Ramage’s score of 12.550 on floor also secured her place in the individual floor apparatus finals and in spite of a four hour wait between her warm-up and taking to the floor she gave a bold and artistic performance, scoring 13.150 to earn the silver medal behind Lizzie Beddoe of Wales.

Cara Kennedy (13) from Glasgow also won a bronze medal at the meet.

2014 women’s artistic Scotland national coach Rod Smith said: “We took a young and relatively inexperienced team to this competition and the fact that we came back with two medals was a significant achievement.”