DESPITE the closure of Swallows gym, Hillingdon's gymnasts, pictured, performed admirably at the London Youth Games.
The day was extra special for Amy Myers, who was celebrating her 13th birthday, and recently recovered from an appendix operation.
Joining her were Emma Edwards, Charlotte Hooker and Rosheen Hinze, to help the artistic gymnastics team secure ninth place in the 20-team competition.
Nine-year-old Rosheen topscored to finish 20th from 80 individual competitors.
Girls from Hillingdon School of Gymnastics also competed for Ealing, Charlotte Newell, Ava Daruwalla, Paige Powell and Charlotte Harrison, achieving a sixth place overall finish.
Hillingdon boys' floor and vault gymnasts achieved a brilliant fifth place in their first ever competition.
Anton Constantine, Sam Smith, Reece Gladwin and Ryan Ward, all aged between nine and 12, competed against gymnasts as old as 17 and gained the second highest score on floor.
Tania Swallow, Hillingdon's coach, said: "The boys were disappointed that there was a no show from the girls on the floor and vault to add to the points total.
"This was particularly galling to them as the girls' club, Hillingdon School of Gymnastics, are being given all the support of Hillingdon Council."
The school did supply a girls team for Ealing and they finished in 19th place out of 30 teams.
Shani Ross, Becky Hylton and Natasha Bishop performed well, with Olivia Wong, from Heathrow, completing the team.