2016 European Championships men's team changes - British Gymnastics

2016 European Championships men's team changes

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There will be two changes to the announced Great Britain teams for the forthcoming men's artistic gymnastics European Championships in Bern, SUI.

In the men's senior team, Max Whitlock will be replaced by Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus/Kent) and in the men's junior team Hamish Carter replaced by Donnel Osbourne (City of Birmingham).

Max has been withdrawn as he has had a viral illness over the past week and it was felt better to give him time to fully recover with the Olympics Games in mind; whilst Hamish suffered a fractured toe in training this week.

Men's Head National Coach Eddie Van Hoof "The withdrawal of Max is unfortunate and we will look at some tactical reshuffling of the team order but it is testament to the depth of the programme that we can call upon Courtney to step up. Courtney has great experience and was a rings finalist in the Nanning World Championship in 2014. Max will continue to prepare for Rio. We all feel for Hamish but again the team has great depth and our expectations have not changed."