Shropshire Gymnast earns fifth-spot in Commonwealth Games gymnastics

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A young gymnast competing for Team Wales in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games has taken the fifth spot alongside her teammates.

Mia Evans, who performed in the Women's Team Final at Utilita Arena last weekend, took the fifth-spot in the competition alongside her teammates – Sofia Micallef, Mali Morgan, Poppy Stickler and Jea Maracha.

Mia was competing in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Team Wales managed to beat both Australia and Canada to the fifth-spot, this was despite them being some of the youngest in the competition with an average age of only 16.

Mia Evans is a pupil at Wrekin College in Shropshire and has quickly racked up an array of sporting achievements – she has been named the as a espoir floor and all-around Welsh champion in 2019.

Speaking of her place in the team she said: “I’m so excited to have been selected as part of the Commonwealth Games squad – competing for Wales is such an honour.

"I competed in the Olympic Hopes Cup back in 2019 which was an incredible experience and I'm so proud that I have the chance to compete on a national level again, especially at a Commonwealth Games held in the UK.

We here at Velocity Pro Sport wish her a heart felt congratulations and we cannot wait to see what she achieves next...

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