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Competing before the clampdown

Gisborne tumblers picked up medals at a tumbling event in Rotorua last weekend but they won't have a chance to add to their tally for a while.

Gym sport events, including trampoline and tumbling gymnastics, have been suspended in New Zealand until May amid a clampdown on gatherings because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

But Gisborne tumblers won medals while they could, at the North Island meet in Rotorua.

Haley Rolls won gold in the 10-and-under girls' category.

Capria Tamatea, 11, claimed silver in the youth international category and Gabrielle Wong, bronze in the 15-16 age group.

Lily Rolls, 13, didn't get a medal but did well enough in the sub-junior international category to qualify for May's Australian gymnastics nationals — although they won't go ahead.

Competing while they could: Gisborne tumblers (clockwise from left) Gabrielle Wong, Lily Rolls, Capria Tamatea and Haley Rolls competed at a North Island meet in Rotorua. File picture by Paul Rickard