Results round up - British gymnasts have been very busy the past couple of weeks, so in case you missed any of it here’s a quick recap of recent results and what major competitions are coming up...
27th-30th Apri/Men’s artistic World Cup/Osijek, Croatia- The GBR men produced a great performance in Croatia ahead of the European Championships in May. Dan Purvis tied for first in the floor final with 15.550 and finished 8th on pommel with 14.025. Max Whitlock also made two finals, finishing in 4th on the pommel with 15.350 and 7th on floor with 14.750. Kristian Thomas and Ruslan Panteleymonov both matched each other on vault finishing in joint third with 15.925, and Kristian also went on to finish 4th in the high bar with 14.925
To see the complete final results please click here.
28th April/Women's international GER vs. GBR vs. ROU/Ulm, Germany- The British girls had a fantastic competition almost managing to outscore the German team with Romania taking the top spot. The British team had a few problems on bars and beam but stood out with entertaining and original floor choreographies. Most solid was Niamh Rippin, who finished fourth all-around with 53,950 showing great consistency after her impressive performance at the previous friendly international. Jocelyn Hunt also had a sound performance finishing in 6th. The full GBR team included Niamh and Jocelyn alongside Charlotte Lindsley, Ruby Harrold and Kelly Simm.
For the full team results please click here.
For the full individual results please click here.28th-29th April/Men’s artistic U18 international GER vs. FRA vs. GBR vs. SUI/Monheim, Germany- The GBR boys stormed to victory in Germany with a total score of 339.450, more than 8 whole marks ahead of Switzerland in silver (331.350), France in bronze (324.450) and Germany in 4th (313.700). In the individual competition Frank Baines took the gold with 85.550 ahead of team mate Nile Wilson in silver with 85.050 and Jay Thompson just missing out on the bronze in 4th with 82.500. Completing four of the six pieces, Courtney Tulloch ended with 55.300, Anthony Wise with 54.650 and Brinn Bevan with 54.500.
Eddie Van Hoff, men’s technical director, "These are extremely pleasing results for the British boys ahead of the European Championships. Whilst the competition victory was impressive the boys still have room for improvement and will continue to work hard to improve even more in time for Montpellier"
For the full results please click here.
20th April/WAG international GBR vs. SUI vs. RUS/Switzerland- Six members of the women’s artistic GB squad, Nicole Hibbert, Niamh Rippin, Jocelyn Hunt, Kelly Simm, Laura Mitchell and Charlotte Lindsley travelled to Switzerland for a friendly competition against the top Russian and Swiss teams ahead of the European Championships in May. Niamh Rippin was the top scoring Brit scoring with 53.65 and also achieved the top floor score of 13.65, alongside Anastasia Grishina of Russia. All the girls showed great team spirit and were led by top coaches Nick Ruddock and Keith Richardson. For the full results please click here.
14th April/International Junior Team Cup/Berlin, Germany- The GBR team came second in this competition with some fantastic results. In the 1994/95 born age group James Hall finished 6th with 81.500, Jay Thompson placed first in the 1996/97 born age group with 83.300 and team mate Joe Fraser followed in his footstep also taking first place in the 1998 or younger age group. The boys showed great promise for the future and impressed with some excellent performances.
For full results please click here.
14th-15th April/Men's artistic Rhiental Cup/Widnau, Switzerland - The GBR boys that competed in the programme 5 category made a clean sweep of the all-around medals with Giarnni Regini- Moran in first with 85.600, Tom Nicolaou in second with 83.100 and Charlie Howard in third with 81.400. Giarnni and Charlie took the top two spots on floor with 15.750 and 14.550 respectively and Tom took silver on the high bar with 13.850. In programme 6 Dom Cunningham finished in third overall with 82.200 and Thomas Gibbs finished 12th with 79.200. Thomas went on to take bronze on floor with 13.450.For the full results please click here.
Major competitions coming up...
--> 4th May - Teamgym British Championships, Gloucester
--> 4th-5th May Rhythmic World Cup A category and International Dundee Precious, Sofia (BUL)
--> 7th May - UK school Games
--> 9th-13th Womens artistic European Championships, Brussels (BEL) how to follow to guide coming soon.