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West Country double in women's gymnastics

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Gymnast Claudia Fragapane, who is from Portishead, won gold in the women's individual all-around event Credit: PA

There has been more West country success at the Commonwealth games. In gymnastics, Portishead's Claudia Fragapane won gold in the women's individual all-around event.

Ruby Harrold from Bristol claimed silver and Hannah Whelan bronze as England filled every step on the podium.

England gymnasts Ruby Harrold, Claudia Fragapane & Hannah Whelan
England gymnasts Ruby Harrold (silver), Claudia Fragapane (gold) and Hannah Whelan (bronze) claimed every step on the podium on Thursday night Credit: PA


Gymnastics team hoping to raise £70,000

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The money will go towards travel and training costs in preparation for London 2012. Credit: ITV West

A rhythmic gymnastics team based in Bath are trying to raise nearly 70 thousand pounds to keep their place at the Olympics. The team successfully appealed against a decision to exclude them from competing at this summer's games after they failed to reach an agreed qualifying standard.


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