Baton twirlers celebrate success in national championships

Olivia Double on the podium. Picture: Courtesy of Ann Cullum

Olivia Double on the podium. Picture: Courtesy of Ann Cullum - Credit: Archant

Norwich-based group the Angel Baton Twirlers are celebrating a successful showing in the sport's national championships.

The group came home with five national titles from the British Baton Twirling Sports Association event at the K2 leisure centre in Crawley.

Baton twirlers Olivia Double, 11, and her sister Elle, 17, from Norwich, pulled off a 'double' victory, with Olivia winning both the 'pre-beginner' solo twirl category and a 'poise and personality' junior 1 section, and Elle winning a national champion sash in a 'fancy strut senior plus' category.

Fellow team member Anya Moore won a national champion sash in a 'junior 2 fancy strut' category and Caitlin Bircham won a sash in the 'senior 1 two baton' section. Georgia Bloom also pulled off a 'no drop' in a three-baton routine. Nine team members have also been selected to represent England in a baton twirling world cup to be held in Croatia later this year.

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