British artistic gymnasts have excelled at three competitions across Europe, winning six medals in total as well as gaining important qualification points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Cottbus World Cup provided the opportunity for our senior gymnasts to secure qualifying points, and it was Hayden Skinner who produced a brilliant floor routine to capture bronze, scoring 14.533 in the final to secure a spot on the podium.
Brinn returned to action and made the parallel bars final, scoring 14.200 for 8th place, and Amelie finished in 7th place in the uneven bars final with a score of 13.766.
It was also great to see Claudia return to competition for GB, and she showcased her powerful tumbling and artistry in the floor final, finished just outside the medals in 4th with 13.366.
Elsewhere, at the Massilia Cup in France, the women’s artistic team consisted of both junior and senior gymnasts; Lucy Stanhope, Phoebe Jakubczyk, Jennifer Gadirova, Alice Sumners Mia Evans, Jea Maracha, Poppy-Grace Stickler and Lucy Lewis.
Both teams did well, with the senior team of Lucy, Phoebe, Jennifer and Alice winning bronze, and the junior team placing in 4th, just outside the medals.
Individually, there was success for both Jennifer and Phoebe. Jennifer produced some of her best work to win two medals including a gold on vault, and silver on floor, with Phoebe winning bronze on uneven bars to cap a brilliant weekend.
In Switzerland, the junior men’s team of Oakley Banks, Danny Crouch, Jacob Edwards, Remell Robinson-Bailey, Jack Stanley and Reuben Ward were also in action at a men’s under 16 international event, gaining experience and producing some great routines to win bronze.
Congratulations to all gymnasts and coaches.