National champion – for the fifth time

JERSEY’S Alex Buesnel made it five national titles in a row as he retained the senior men’s honour at the British Gymnastics Disabilities Open in Newcastle on Sunday.

Open senior champions Cailiegh Quail and Alex Buesnel
Open senior champions Cailiegh Quail and Alex Buesnel

JERSEY’S Alex Buesnel made it five national titles in a row as he retained the senior men’s honour at the British Gymnastics Disabilities Open in Newcastle on Sunday.

The 20-year-old secured the top spot with four gold medal places, a silver medal and a bronze on the individual apparatus and won gold in the all round by a convincing margin.

Jersey Special Gymnastics Club team-mate Martyn Miles earned the all round senior open bronze medal and silvers on the floor and pommel plus bronze on the parallel bars and high bar.

Cailiegh Quail made a rewarding women’s senior open debut as she won the title and took golds throughout. However, it was a disappointing day for Quail as she won by default after, unusually, being the only gymnast in the category.