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Downie, Hibbert Defend British Titles
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Olympian Becky Downie successfully defended her all-around title at the British Women's Championships, held Saturday in Guildford.

Olympian Becky Downie (Notts) successfully defended her all-around title at the British Women's Gymnastics Championships, held Saturday in Guildford.

Downie scored 56.100 to win the title ahead of Heathrow's Rebecca Wing (55.250) and Huntingdon's Marissa King (53.100).

Wearing a black-and-yellow leotard with her name embroidered on the sleeve, Downie vaulted a Yurchenko 1 1/2 for her highest score of the day (14.500).

Seven-time British senior champion Beth Tweddle of Liverpool missed the competition in favor of the University Games in Belgrade.

Heathrow’s Nicole Hibbert defended her junior title over co-silver medalist Lizzie Beddoe (Cardiff Central) and Danusia Francis (Heathrow).

"I'm just really happy. I was very nervous to begin with, but once I made it on to the floor that gradually went away, and I was delighted to win," Hibbert said.

Competition concludes Sunday with the apparatus finals. Go online to British Gymnastics's official Web site for videos from Guildford.

External Link: British Gymnastics

2009 British Women's Championships
July 4, Guildford

Senior All-Around Final
1.Becky DownieNotts56.100
2.Rebecca WingHeathrow55.250
3.Marissa KingHuntingdon53.100
4.Jordan LiptonNotts52.400
5.Hannah WhelanLiverpool52.150
6.Grace ImesonCity of Newcastle50.900
7.Claire StockHuntingdon49.800
8.Rebecca PurcellKettering49.750
9.Kerri UptonDynamo49.150
10.Seriena JohnroseGarstang48.200
11.Sophie BrundishEuropa48.000
12.Stacey GoddenBristol Hawks47.600
13.Lara WilsonCity of Newcastle46.050
14.Megan ThomsonTolworth45.300
15.Emma WhiteHuntingdon40.300
16.Kati SimpsonHuntingdon40.150
17.Charlotte WoolfendenBlackfen GC39.750
18.Emily GoringPark Wrekin9.100

Junior All-Around Final
1.Nicole HibbertHeathrow55.050
2.Lizzie BeddoeCardiff Central53.650
2.Danusia FrancisHeathrow53.650
4.Jocelyn HuntHorsham52.200
5.Laura EdwardsDynamo51.450
6.Ruby StrawNotts51.300
7.Francesca VincentHorsham50.450
8.Jessica HoggCardiff Central49.600
9.Amy MiddletonHorsham49.400
10.Keshia WoodHeathrow48.650
11.Claire MaurerWoking48.400
12.Jordan ArchibaldDundee48.000
12.Sophie FitzgeraldCarousel48.000
14.Savannah LawrenceHeathrow47.950
14.Charlotte LindsleyHeathrow47.950
14.Danielle WickhamPort Regis47.950
14.Harriet Lymer-SmithHeathrow47.950
18.Kelly SimmDynamo47.250
19.Erin LongWigan47.100
20.Caroline JonesTolworth46.950
21.Sydney Elliot-MoneyWoking46.800
22.Kirsty CampbellDundee46.100
23.Nadia HansellWoking45.800
24.Charlotte DraycottNotts45.600
25.Megan EverettWoking45.450
26.Holly RamageLasswade45.400
27.Charlotte McKennaHuntingdon44.550
28.Paige KingGarstang44.250
29.Hannah KilcullenDundee44.050
29.Charlotte MalePort Regis44.050
31.Gabrielle LittleExeter 40.200
32.Jenny PinchesLiverpool39.900

Espoir All-Around Final
1.Alex CooperLiverpool65.600
2.Venus RomaeoCardiff Central63.750
3.Amy SharpBristol Hawks63.400
4.Sophie JamesonThe Academy62.700
5.Abbie CaigLiverpool62.250
6.Angel RomaeoCardiff Central62.150
7.Billie MackenzieNotts62.000
8.Shannon LeeBristol Hawks61.700
9.Loriah JamesHeathrow61.150
10.JoJo PerrymanHeathrow61.000
11.Poppy WynnThe Academy60.650
12.Jasimine Reed-YangThe Academy59.800
13.Ruby HarroldThe Academy59.550
14.Raer TheakerCardiff Central59.400
15.Charlie FellowsSandbach59.250
16.Nicole PavierNotts59.050
17.Lora LongDynamo59.000
18.Lucy BrettThe Academy58.100
19.Megan ConveryCity of Newcastle57.950
20.Georgina HockenhullPark Wrekin57.400
21.Lillie ButteryNotts57.350
22.Lauren SmithWoking57.150
23.Niamh RyanSapphire56.950
24.Kirsty BaldwinNotts56.750
25.Lucy GriffinEast London55.600
26.Katie CarterWoking55.450
27.Chenay ElsonNotts55.350
28.Bethan EvansWoking55.150
29.Charlotte RumseyPark Wrekin54.100
30.Mollie PaytonChalfont53.600
30.Megan BonnerNotts53.600
32.Carly SmithCity of Glasgow53.400
33.Shannon BettsOLGA53.150
34.Georgia FinchGarstang52.700
35.Gabrielle JuppHendon52.450
36.Cara KennedyCity of Glasgow52.200
37.Alice FosterPipers Vale51.750
38.Caitlin KickhamUckfield50.650
39.Stevie HarrowBury Spectrum49.850
40.Amber TryRushmore45.900
41.Rebecca TunneyLiverpool38.000

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