It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Bob Trenholm at the age of 82.
Bob passed away on the 17th January following a battle with ill health.
Bob will be remembered by many as the bubbly army gymnast, one of the band of talented gymnasts that came from the legendary Army Gymnastic Union.
Part of the Adam Shield winning army team a record seven times (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968 and 1969), in 1964 Bob was named as the reserve for the British team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the British Championships in 1965 he went on to finish in all-around 5th.
He went on to represent GB at the 1966 World Championships in Dortmund too, before competing again at the European Championships a year later in Finland.
After his retirement, Bob won the British Veterans Championship and was also the first National Director of the Special Olympics.
Those that knew him will miss his enthusiasm, his smile and his warmth. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to Bob’s family and friends at this difficult time.