The 2018 Gymnastics British Championships saw another incredible weekend of gymnastics at Echo Arena, Liverpool, with more than 15,500 fans in attendance including a Saturday sell-out.
Held over four days for the first time, the event saw British gymnasts at their very best with multiple titles won. Medals were awarded in apparatus finals and all-around for the espoir, junior and senior women, and under 12, 14, 16, 18 and senior men. On Sunday the disability masters and the men’s masters took place.
Jane Allen, British Gymnastics CEO said: "What a fantastic four days. This spectacular event has once again showcased the enormous depth of talent across the nation. Gymnasts, coaches and clubs are to be congratulated, whether this is the pinnacle of their journey or preparation for the next stage.
"I would like to acknowledge and thank all those who have contributed to this event at the magnificent Echo Arena; the volunteers, judges, our partners, the huge crowd who created an incredible atmosphere and the former British champions who were in attendance to make the event extra special."
The entertainment didn’t stop on the field of play. The Bowes and Carter families won the opportunity to watch the action from the Best Seats in the House, with the perfect view of the action on Saturday and Sunday. They were treated to a backstage tour of Echo Arena, a VIP lunch and a bag full of signed goodies from some of Britain’s finest gymnasts.
Gymnasts also took time after competition to sign autographs and have their pictures taken with a number of fans at Echo Arena.
For the first time, there was a Snapchat filter for people in the crowd to use when taking selfies from their seat, and a number of people who tweeted using #2018British were also featured on the big screen in the arena.
On Saturday past British champions were celebrated, as they got the competition underway, and also played a part in presenting medals to the senior winners.
The BBC live streamed the whole of the Sunday afternoon session – which included the women’s apparatus finals and the men’s masters – on BBC Sport Online and on connected TV. Those unable to attend were able to tune in from home to witness the best in Britain produce some incredible routines.