80-year-old’s body-bending stunts wow judges

She may be 80-years-old but Marjorie Scholes is beating adults almost half her age at gymnastics with body-bending stunts that one may think defies the laws of nature.

Gymnast Marjorie Scholes has just claimed silver in the 2019 Adult Gymnastics British Championships (over 45s category).

The grandmother competed alongside 300 gymnasts participating in the national gymnastics competition, hosted on 3-4 August in Shropshire.

While she’s not afraid to take a tumble while doing floor exercises, she says her much-loved hobby has boosted her morale and confidence as well as her physical health.

‘Moves parts, I have never used before’

“I love the sport because it gets me out, keeps me fit and moves parts of my anatomy that I have never used before.

Gymnast has progressed in leaps and bounds. Credit: Marjorie Scholes.

“I also love being amongst gymnasts of all ages and having a coach who has given me so much encouragement and made me believe that I could do it.”

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