Sports Listings: This Weekend: Gymnastics - British Rhythmic Championships, Milton Keynes

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The Independent Online
The British championships for rhythmic gymnastics at Milton Keynes this weekend have much to offer in colour and talent. Five gymnasts, competing in the junior section, will be keen to perform well to confirm their inclusion in Britain's squad for the European junior championships in Bucharest this May. Leading this group is Natalie Moutia, from London, whose form is good enough to convert third place last year to a gold medal this time. Regarded as the most talented British rhythmic gymnast, Debbie Southwick contests the senior section. The 16-year-old from Merseyside goes to Moscow later this month to attempt to qualify for the European Cup in Malaga in June, a tournament for the top 16 gymnasts in Europe.

How to get there: Bletchley Leisure Centre, Princes Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Admission: pounds 3 adults, pounds 2 children under- 16/OAPs. Junior overall championships start at 11am, followed by the seniors at 3.30pm tomorrow. On Sunday, the individual apparatus finals begin at 2pm. (Tel: 0908-377251).