In 2013, British gymnasts again showed they are amongst the very best in the world. Our senior gymnasts led the way with a clutch of medals at major Championships.
2013 Artistic European Championships, April - 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
The success started in Moscow where Max Whitlock took the full set of medals with floor gold, all-around silver and pommel bronze. Joining Max on the pommel rostrum was Daniel Keatings who became European champion with Sam Oldham completing the haul with high bar silver.
World Games, July/August - 3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
There was gold for Amanda Parker and Kat Driscoll in the synchronized trampoline, women’s acrobatic pair, Shanie-Redd Thorne and Danielle Jones and mixed pair Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith. Silver medals went to tumbler Rachael Letsche, acrobatic group Georgia Lancaster, Elise Matthews and Millie Spalding and men’s pair Tim Pritchard and Alex Houston with Kristof Willerton taking World Games bronze.
The Artistic World Championships, September/October - 1 silver, 1 bronze
These championships gave Max another chance to grab the headlines and the pommel silver medal with Kristian Thomas taking vault bronze.
Acro European Championships all-around, October - 2 gold, 2 silver
Our British acrobatic gymnasts continued to shine in Portugal. In senior the all-around events mixed pair Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith and women’s pair Shanie-Redd Thorne and Danielle Jones took all-around gold, with men’s pair Tim Pritchard and Alex Houston and acrobatic group Georgia Lancaster, Elise Matthews and Millie Spalding winning silver.
Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline World Championships, November - 3 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze
The women’s trampoline team took the World Championship title to get Britain’s medal winning campaign off to the perfect start in Sofia. Emma Smith, Laura Gallagher, Kat Driscoll and Bryony Page sensationally took team gold. The successes continued with Kat Driscoll and Amanda Parker taking the women’s synchronised gold medal as well as senior tumbling gymnast Kristof Willerton. Lucie Colebeck took tumbling silver along with brilliant bronze medals for the men’s and women’s tumbling team, the men’s DMT team and Nicole Short DMT bronze.
These sensational senior major championship medals were complimented by numerous outstanding achievements across all disciplines and age groups producing another memorable year for British gymnasts.
In 2014, the Commonwealth Games will be staged in Glasgow and we look forward to multiple British, European and World events.
You can find out about all of the upcoming events in 2014 on the ‘Find an Event’ section on the website.