Amie Cooper, represented Carterton Gymnastics Club at the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs World Championship (USAIGC) in Orlando, Florida last week qualifying for a place in the finals for her floor routine.
As a first time international competitor Amie was over the moon to be placed joint third in the age 13 junior category with a score of 9.45 out of 10 and go on to achieve overall eighth position in the final.
Debra Courtenay-Crane, head coach at Carterton, who accompanied Amie to the US said 'We are extremely proud of what Amie has achieved, she put in a solid performance on bars, vault and beam, but excelled with her floor routine, whilst coping with the pressure of a world championship'.
Amie, who came back to the UK with a finalist's medal said 'I didn't expect to make it through to a final round as the competition was so high, but Debra kept me focussed. The whole competition was a fantastic experience and it was amazing to meet gymnasts from the US, Bermuda, Canada and South Africa and learn about their approach to the sport'. When asked what the future holds Amie said 'i just want to keep progressing and working with Debra to learn more and improve my technique and see where that takes me'.