Laura Halford /

Laura  Halford

Sport

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Biography

In May last year, Laura retained her British rhythmic gymnastics title, winning gold at the championships in Stoke.

She recorded a score of 61.465 across the ball, hoop, ribbon and clubs to win. She is also the Welsh Champion.

Laura did try out artistic gymnastics when she was younger but she broke her arm when she was just five-years-old when she suffered a fall off the bars.

At Glasgow she was entered for four individual events, the ball, hoop, ribbon and all-around. On the first day of the Commonwealth Games, in the team all-around event, Wales won silver having led for much of the competition. On day two, Halfrod entered the individual all-around, scoring 56.225 to finish third to take bronze. In day three Laura came eighth in ribbon, fifth in hoop, but secured a third medal by taking a bronze in the ball.