British boys win 'Olympic hopes' event. - British Gymnastics

British boys win 'Olympic hopes' event.

Great Britain’s men’s artistic junior team has won the 'Olympic Hopes' event in Liberec with Jay Thompson topping the all-around standings.

Team
1. GBR 329.245
2. HUN 312.000
3. AUT 299.250

All Around
1. Jay Thompson 82.150
2. Frank Baines 81.400
3. Brinn Bevan 80.295
4. Bank Selmeczi 79.850
5. James Hall 79.150
6. David Schneigert 77.400

Anthony Wise (5 apparatus) 65.650
Courtney Tulloch (4 apparatus) 59.950

Six teams took part in this junior international:  GBR, HUN, AUT, SVK, POL, CZE.

Great Britain stood out strongly and put in some excellent work starting on rings. Tulloch impressed the crowd with a rock solid 15.850 from 16.600 on Rings. Vault paid off handsomely earning a 3.5 mark advantage over 2nd placed Hungary showing the British lads ability on this apparatus. Parallel bars was a 13+ round of class routines lifting the scores another 3 marks ahead. High bar and floor required some careful work and a couple of falls showed. The team finished on pommels which proved challenging and gave the team their lowest scores, but by the last round GB had a very healthy lead.

c/o Andrew Webb

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