Men’s Artistic Gymnastics British Championships 2010 - British Gymnastics

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics British Championships 2010

samdanmagbrit2010New College, Leicester, 5-7 November

British Gymnastics celebrates a memorable year with the showpiece Men’s British Championship coming to Leicester, November 5th-7th.

07/11 - Senior Championships
Purvis and Hunter share the British title!
Daniel Purvis (Southport) and Sam Hunter (Unattached) both scored 86.250 to dramatically share the 2010 Men’s British Senior All-around title.



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   Event reports.


08/11 – Under 14’s

Exeter’s Jay Thompson took the Under 14’s title on the Final day of the 2010 British Championships. Jay's score of 81.600 took him ahead of City of Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson (81.050) and Brinn Bevan of South Essex who scored 79.200.

Master Results - Videos on BGtv later this week!

1 PURVIS Daniel - Southport 15.700
2 SEAGER Theo - Bury 15.200
3 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley 15.000

1 WHITLOCK Max - South Essex 15.500
2 PURVIS Daniel - Southport 14.700
3 FIRTH Matthew - City Of Leeds 13.600

1 FERN Samuel - City Of Leeds 14.600
2 SEAGER Theo - Bury 14.450
3 FOLWELL Luke - Huntingdon 14.450

1 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan 16.075
2 SEAGER Theo 15.500
3 FOLWELL Luke GBR 15.225

1 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley 14.800
2 WATSON Ashley - City Of Leeds 14.800
3 PURVIS Daniel - Southport 14.550

High Bar
1 HUNTER Sam - Unattached 14.800
2 OLDHAM Sam - Huntingdon 14.750
3 SEAGER Theo - Bury 14.350

"The Masters" sees the top 8 performers from the Seniors; Under 18 and Under 16's combine to do battle to be crowned the Champion on each piece of apparatus.

07/11 -Purvis and Hunter share the British title!

Daniel Purvis (Southport) and Sam Hunter (Unattached) both scored 86.250 to dramatically share the 2010 Men’s British Senior All-around title.

Arguably the most consistent performers in the historically successful British Team throughout the year; it is a fitting end that they share the title. World and European Floor Bronze medallist Dan Purvis has shown he can handle the pressure in the big competitions but it was Sam Hunter, back from injury in 2010 who had the pressure going into Rings, his last routine where a 14.550 score left him in a dead heat with his British teammate.

Ruslan Panteleymonov of Hinckley also a member of the British Team, competing in his ‘home gym’ took the Bronze with 85.900.

Daniel Purvis: “It's been an incredible year and this is definitely one of the highlights, I had to pick myself up a bit after the excitement of the World Championships and I’m really happy I could pull out a clean competition and take the title. Me and Sam have battled all year and so to come joint 1st is a fitting end really. 2010 has been great, the Team Silver at the Europeans was maybe the happiest moment as it was for everyone but then the Individual European and World medals were just a dream as was the World All-around, hopefully its something I can repeat next year.”

Sam Hunter: “It’s been a great year for me. I have always had my eye on winning the British title as I felt I had the ability, today went quite well and the fact that it wasn’t perfect shows that the talent is there I think. We have some amazing gymnasts who are all competing at a great standard. I hope to now increase my difficulty before looking ahead to the next European Championships.”

All Around

HUNTER Sam - Unattached 86.250 1
PURVIS Daniel - Southport 86.250 1
PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley 85.900 3
THOMAS Kristian - Earls 85.100 4
FOLWELL Luke - Huntingdon 83.350 5
FIRTH Matthew - City Of Leeds  82.200 6


1 SEAGER Theo - Bury 15.725
1 FOLWELL Luke - Huntingdon  15.725
3 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley 15.325


1 FERN Samuel - City Of Leeds Gym Club  14.700
2 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley  14.650
3  HUNTER Sam - Unattached 14.550


1 SMITH Louis - Huntingdon 14.550
2 THOMAS Kristian - Earls  13.800
3 PURVIS Daniel - Southport 13.550

Parallel Bars

1 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley  14.850
2 HUNTER Sam - Unattached 14.800
3 PURVIS Daniel - Southport  14.650

High Bar

1  SEAGER Theo - Bury 14.200
2 THOMAS Kristian - Earls 14.100
3 HUNTER Sam - Unattached 14.050


1 PANTELEYMONOV Ruslan - Hinckley 15.250
1 PURVIS Daniel - Southport  15.250
3 FOLWELL Luke - Huntingdon  14.800 

07/11 - Under 18’s (Junior)

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon) firstly took Europe by storm at the 2010 Junior European Championships, then became a Champion at the Youth Olympics and has now sealed a superb year by being crowned the 2010 British Men’s Junior Champion.

With the final routine of the competition, on Parallel Bar, Sam dismounted to a big smile and 86.500 point to take the All-around title to add to his Junior European All-around crown. In second place was Max Whitlock (South Essex- 85.200) another gymnast who enjoyed his place on the medal rostrum at the European Championships; Ashley Watson (City of Leeds 83.550) took the Bronze.

Sam Oldham: “2010 has been an incredible year for me, capped of by this title. I started of with a few injuries at the beginning of the year and wasn't even sure I would compete at the Europeans, but I did and it went brilliantly for me, (All Around, Team and High Bar Gold) and gave me the opportunity to compete at the first ever Youth Olympics in Singapore which was an awesome experience (High Bar Gold). The next thing I know I came back to Britain and was selected as reserve for the Senior World Championships Team! I traveled to Rotterdam and got to train on the podium along with the best gymnasts in the World, which was a really good learning experience. Then finally the British Championships title just seals the year, I went clean today on all 6 pieces, the next big challenge for me is to pass my driving test!”

07/11 – Under 16’s (Youth)

Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus) followed his victory at the 2010 UK Schools Games by taking the British Under-16 title in Leicester scoring 79.350.
Dominick Cunningham of Earls took the Silver (77.100) and Thomas Gibbs of Heathrow Bronze (76.100)

Courtney Tulloch: “I’m really pleased with today, last year I came 2nd and to now become British Champion is really amazing. It's been a great year; I was UK Schools Games Champion and now this. I think I'm learning a lot and particularly how to perform under pressure, which is very important. Looking ahead to next year I want to keep progressing and hopefully make British Teams for Internationals.”

06/11- Under 12’s

Hamish Carter (Notts School) took the Boys Under 12 British title on the first day of competition at the 2010 Men’s British Championships in Leicester his score of 73.650 enough to take top spot ahead of Giarnni Regini-Moran (Waveney -72.950) and Tom Nicolaou (Pipers Vale - 72.850)



Senior and Junior World and European medallists, All Around finalists and British history making Team members will all be competing in the intimate New College venue in their bid for British titles to cap unforgettable years.

Star names like Louis Smith (Huntingdon), Daniel Purvis (Southport), Sam Hunter, Sam Oldham (Huntingdon), Reiss Beckford (South Essex), Luke Folwell (Huntingdon) and Kristian Thomas (Earls-Wolverhampton) all of whom have made names for themselves in Major Championship over the last 12 months will compete on the various apparatus and show the strength, mobility, endurance, flexibility, body control and co-ordination needed to be a master gymnast.

2010 – a memorable year for the British boys

2010 will surely go down in the history books as being one of the greatest ever years for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics in Britain.

Beginning with the European Championships, spanning through the Youth Olympics and Commonwealth Game’s and ending recently at the World Championships, the British boys are now firmly established as World powers in Gymnastics.

The European Championships came to Birmingham back in April. With both Junior and Senior events, Britain were hopeful of making an impact on the medal tables. All hopes were exceeded in style as GB dominated the Junior event. Great Britain were crowned Junior European Team Champions, and Sam Oldham and Max Whitlock destroyed the field in the individual events; Sam Oldham became Junior All Around Champion and High Bar Champion and Max the Pommel and Floor Champion.

In the Senior events the older boys had much to live up to and they didn’t let the side down - GBR European Team Silver medallists, Daniel Keatings Pommel European Champion with Louis Smith in Silver and Dan Purvis European Floor Bronze medallists – a superb medal haul from a superb British team

From the Europeans the next World events were the Youth Olympic Games where Sam Oldham represented GB in Singapore and took the High Bar Gold Medal. From Singapore to Delhi where England and Luke Folwell were the pride of the Home Nations; Luke took a staggering 5 medals including the All Around and Vault titles with Reiss Beckford and Max Whitlock also taking places on the medal rostrum.

And from Delhi to Rotterdam and the 42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. This was the first qualification event looking ahead to the London Olympic Games and the GBR Team knew that they had to seal a top 24 Team finish to make it to the next stage – they finished in 4th!! The result not only confirmed their passage to Tokyo’s World Championship but also the first ever World Men’s Team Final in their history. The All Around final saw Dan Purvis take 5th in the World with Sam Hunter 9th (in fact 4 GB gymnast made the top 24 but as but only 2 per county could make the Final). The event climaxed with ‘super Saturday’ – Daniel Purvis sealed his place in the world elite with World Championship Floor Bronze and Louis Smith showed his class for Pommel World Silver.

Almost all of the gymnast mentioned above, along with their British teammates will be in action at the 2010 British Championships. Truly world-class gymnastics will be on display in Leicester.


Priced from £5 and available at Ticketweb


Under 12s
13:30 - Competition Start
16:40 - Presentations

Under 16s & Under 18s
11:00 - Competition Start
14:00 - Presentations
16:05 - Competition Start
18:20 - Presentations

Under 14's & Masters
11:30 - Competition Start
14:30 - Presentations


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