An excellent international gymnastics tournament takes place in Linz, Austria at the beginning of December, and a very close gymnastics ‘nut’ had the good fortune to be a guest of the organisers there for the second time. Last year the British team won against stiff competition, and this year they were just beaten into second place by an impressive Japanese team.
The ages ranged from 13 – 17 and three of them were taking part in their first ever international competition (Japan/Slovakia/Czech/Switzerland/Austria/Australia/Sweden/GB/Hungary/Germany/Croatia). So this is a VERY impressive result.
The youngest, Joe Cemlyn-Jones, won his age group (left), whilst Callum Sims and Giarrni Regini-Moran were placed honorably in theirs. Overall an excellent result for British Gymnastics – made us feel proud to be British over here too.
Heartiest congratulations to all four of them, and special commendation for Joe. Obviously the one to watch.
Pictures taken from www.future-cup.at and courtesy Pavl Rycl and Stefan Mauermann.
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