Tag Archives: Gymnastics

Cat Conway

Plot

Acting under the instructions of the sinister  Burglar, and in order to save her captive twin sister, orphan Cat Conway used her skill as a gymnast to steal the Crown of Carranowa. The police questioned the gymnastics team who had stayed the night at Linklight Hall, opposite the art gallery from which the crown was stolen.

cat conway

Notes

Appeared

  • Cat Conway  – Judy: #998 (24 February 1979) – #1010 (19 May 1979)

Little Star

Plot:

Estrellita, known as Lita, the daughter of Senor  Ramon Vallendex, president of the small South American Republic of Boravia, was a member of the national gymnastics team. The forces of the former dictator, General Raoul Domenquez, kidnapped Lita and the team, hoping to force the president’s hand, but the team, under the leader-ship of their coach, Senorita Carla Manderos, escaped from the rebels’ headquarters.

little star

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Little Star  –  Judy:  #972 (26 August 1978) –  #984 (11 November 1978)

Serf to Susannah

Plot:

Lindsey Lowe and her widowed mother move to Melfort Manor, where Mrs Lowe is housekeeper to the Meredith family. The daughter Susannah gets jealous when Lindsey outshines her at gymnastics. Susannah and Lindsey learn that in feudal times, the Lowes were serfs to the Merediths. Pretending to be friendly, Susannah gives Lindsey a ring of slavery that the Merediths forced the Lowes to wear when they were serfs to them. Her plan is that the ring will make Lindsey her slave.

Serf

Notes:

  • Artist: George Martin

Appeared:

  • Serf to Susannah –  Debbie: circa #334 (7 July 1979) – (?)

Little Miss Feather Feet

Plot

Hylda is a mystery girl. She does not know her exact age, her parents, and has no full name. She has been living with Uncle Josh and Aunt Carrie, who travel with Santor’s Fair and Circus ever since she can remember, but they and cousin Bette are not kind to her. Hylda decides to go against the circus to find her true parents and indulge her passion of becoming a top gymnast.

Hylda

Notes

  • Artist: Edmond Ripoll

Appeared

  • Little Miss Feather Feet –  Debbie: #186 (4 September 1976) – #206 (22 January 1977)
  • Reprinted – Lucky Charm: #4 (1980)

Two in a Tangle!

Plot

Ann Smith is a competent gymnast and her neighbour Terry Sykes a beginner, but with her own coach. Ann and Terry make a secret arrangement for Ann to take Terry’s place in her training sessions. But this leads to tangled situations.

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Notes

Appeared

  • Two in a Tangle! – Tracy: #106 (10 October 1981) – #119 (9 January 1982)

The World of Grace

Plot:

Grace Harper was being trained by Madame Maratova to be a gymnast. Madame was sure Grace had the makings of a world champion and was doing all  in her power to help her.

world of grace

 

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The World of Grace –  Bunty:   circa 1202 (24 January 1981) – ?

Other Appearances:

  • The World of Grace – Bunty Annual 1983

 

Josie the Gymnast

Plot:

Josie Jenkins mother worked as a cleaner at the local gymnasium, where “Scotty” Alex, a gymnastics coach, caught Josie playing on the apparatus. Recognising her talent, he decided to give her private instruction.

josie the gymnast

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Josie the Gymnast –  Bunty:  #857 (15 June 1974) – ?
  • Reprinted –  Bunty:  circa #1399 (03 November 1984) – #1407 (29 December 1984)

 

Flight to Freedom

Plot:

Eileen Masters, one of a team of British gymnasts, was left behind in Lobovia to look after the team’s baggage. In one of the equipment baskets she found Valerie Dimitric the star gymnast of Lobovia. The authorities had refused Valerie permission to leave the country, so with Eileen’s help, Valerie tried to escape.

flight to freedom

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Flight to Freedom–  Bunty:  circa #1271 (22 May 1982) – ?

 

The Secret Life of Spring Flowers

Plot

Thirteen year old Spring Flowers longed to be good at either ballet or athletics, like her elder sisters, May was star of ballet school and June was a promising athlete. But none of her efforts to compete with her sisters were successful. Then with the help of teacher, she discovered she had a flair for gymnastics. Used to being laughed at by her family she decided to keep her interest secret.

Notes

  • Artist: Claude Berridge

Appeared

  • The Secret Life of Spring Flowers – Mandy: #579 (18 February 1978) – #588 (22 April 1978)