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    Rising Gymnastics star - Melody Blackburn

    Rising Gymnastics star - Melody Blackburn

    Melody Blackburn - Gymnastics star!

    Melody is in Year 6 Ryle House and as you can see from the photos, she is an impressive gymnast! She travels to Dubai during the week, after school, to train hard, maintaining an impressive set of grades, doing her prep in the car.

    Melody competes regularly and this weekend 6 teams from across the UAE arrived in Dubai to compete for the first big competition of the year. Melody competed in the Level 5 11 Years & Under category. She placed 2nd on both the Floor and the Beam, then 4th on both the Vault and Bars. Unfortunately, she sprained her ankle during the Floor event, but like a trooper she finished her routine through the pain. Her scores across all 4 events made her the Overall Champion with the highest total for the day, ranking as the best gymnast in her age and level.

    Amazing achievement, Melody!