2017/05 Gymnastics championship

The gymnastics club La Patriote in Limoges organised the finals of the central France zone artistic gymnastics competition on saturday 13th and sunday 14th of may 2017.  During these two days more than 900 competitors, aged from 9 to over 30,  performed in front of a large audience (and the judges of course) at the gymnase Henry Normand in Limoges

The whole competition was covered photographically by several members of the PhotoLim87 club, my slot was from 15h to 23h on the saturday during which time I took nearly 1200 photos.  Fast shutter speeds to freeze the competitors' movement combined with poor lighting in the arena made the excercise very difficult.  I kept no more than 200 of the 1200 shots !