Kristian Thomas is set to represent Great Britain at the final event of the 2012/2013 FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-Around World Cup series, when it gets underway in Japan on April 6 – 7, 2013.
Thomas, who formed part of the historic bronze medal winning GBR men's team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, will join a star studded field of men's artistic gymnasts including three medallists from London 2012: Kohei Uchimura of Japan (Gold), Marcel Nguyen of Germany (Silver) and Danell Leyva of USA (Bronze).
The men’s field also includes strong all-rounders from the London 2012 Olympic Games including Kazuhito Tanaka of Japan (sixth), Fabian Gonzalez of Spain (ninth), Sergio Sasaki of Brazil (tenth), and Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine (eleventh).
First year senior Charlie Fellows will join the women's competition field to represent Great Britain, which includes 2006 all-around world champion, Vanessa Ferrari (ITA).
About the World Cup Series:-
The 2012/2013 FIG All-around World Cup Series in Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics includes five World Cups over the period of two years.
With stopovers on three continents, World Cup competitions of this series took place on March 3 in New York (USA), December 1 – 2 in Stuttgart (GER) and December 8 in Glasgow (GBR) in 2012, before turning to Worcester (USA) on March 2, 2013, and concluding in Tokyo (JPN) on April 6 – 7, 2013.
The all-around World Cups feature a single final round. Invitation is based on the CII rankings from the previous World Championships/Olympic Games and limited to eight gymnasts plus one wild card from the organising member federation, with a maximum of two entries per country.
World Ranking lists are established for men and women, with the best three results per gymnast counting for the total ranking. The top scorers will be crowned the winners of the overall series at the ultimate event of the series.