Jamie Lewis wins third EYOF medal

jameringseyof2017Jamie Lewis overcame disappointment on the pommel to secure his second gold medal of the European Youth Olympics with victory on the rings adding to a silver medal already won in the team event.

In front of a full gym, the individual apparatus finals took place and Team GB once again had medal hopes in the form of Lewis but it didn’t start to plan as an error disrupted the Woking gymnast’s routine. Despite the mistake Jamie narrowly missed out on bronze, scoring 12.100 to finish fourth, just behind Belgium’s Claeys Ward (12.466) who came in third. 

However the disappointment of missing out did not show in his next final on the rings, an event that came directly after the pommel. Following two impressive routines from Russians Iurii Busse (13.466) and Sergei Naidin (13.200) he was under pressure to perform and perform he most certainly did, nailing his routine and securing gold with a score of 13.733.

“I’m chuffed with how it went, especially after the pommel,” said Jame. “The pommel and the rings are two of my strongest pieces. I let the nerves get the best of me on pommel, I don’t know why, I guess these things happen but I was happy to get back and finish my routine and finish with a nice second half. I knew when it came to the rings I just had to concentrate on that and do my best. I really wanted to get gold on the rings.”

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