Rhythmic Gymnastics: Test Event Announcement - British Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Test Event Announcement



British Gymnastics is delighted to announce the gymnasts selected to compete at the Test Event in January. This represents the 2nd Olympic Qualification as London prepares to host the Olympic Games taking place at the North Greenwich Arena from the 16th - 18th January. The 2nd Olympic qualification is the final opportunity for the remaining places to be allocated between the federations and gymnasts before the Olympic Games. 

The British team will feature the 5 time British Champion and 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, [Hoop] - Francesca Jones. Francesca, [Frankie] was the highest ranked Briton from the 31st World Championships, Montpellier [FRA] the 1st Olympic Qualification in September of this year and so takes the British spot for the individual. She will be joined by the Senior Group who will be aiming to qualify a benchmark score which will allow them to take part in the Games.  

To see the Senior group in action as they get coached by the prestigous Torvil and Dean click here.

Steve Green, Performance Director; 

“We have the possibility of making history if the Group achieves their target score of 45.223 over the two routines, [5 Balls, 2 Hoop/3 Ribbons]. The coach of the group, Sarah Binding and the girls have all worked incredibly hard towards achieving their goal – hopefully everything will go to plan on the 16th and 17th January, on the qualification days. If the benchmark score is achieved a nomination will be submitted to the BOA to accept a host country place. For the individual place – the Test Event will act as a warm-up to experience the enormity of a home Olympic Games in readiness for the real thing at Wembley in August. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for rhythmic gymnastics to profile itself at the biggest show on earth!”

Senior Individual:

Francesca Jones - Lisa Higgins, City of Birmingham G.C 

Non Travelling reserve:

Keziah Gore - Anni Ahmavaara, City of Canterbury R.G.C. 


Senior Group: 

Annabelle Bartlett - Sarah Binding, City of Bath

Georgina Cassar - Sarah Binding, City of Bath

Jade Faulkner - Sarah Binding, City of Bath

Francesca Fox - Sarah Binding, City of Bath

Lynne Hutchison - Sarah Binding, City of Bath

Louisa Pouli - Sarah Binding, City of Bath

Rachel Smith - Sarah Binding, City of Bath



Team Officials:

Tim Jones – Head of delegation

Sarah Moon – Coach [Group]

Savina Gancheva – Coach [Indidivudual]

Louise Fawcett TBC - Physio


British Gymnastics and the Technical Committee wish the delegation every success for the Test Event.