Go Joe!…and Giarrni, Callum and Josh!

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.

Giarrni Regini-Moran GB Linz 12Callum Sims GB Linz 12Apparently all four of them got off to a magnificent start on the pommel horse (always the toughest apparatus I think) and followed that with impressive vaulting and (later) floor exercise.

Joshua Nathan GB FC Linz 12The only major mishaps were Giarrni Regini-Moran hitting the parallel bar with his leg, and the youngest, Joshua Nathan, falling from the high bar.

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.

Joe Cemlyn-Jones GB Age Group Champion Linz 12The 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.

TUR_121201_1564 Callum

Meanwhile, for the tekkies out there, I’m still having trouble getting pictures to display the size I want since WORDPRESS changed their upload screen a few days ago. They’re all coming out smaller in the post (but I’ve cracked how to get them to enlarge again as they should when you click on them). Any ideas, please comment or e-mail to gymacrobat@gmail.com with suggestions.

The adventure begins...Things turn bad and dangerous for a while...I leave you today with the customary advertisments!

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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One Response to Go Joe!…and Giarrni, Callum and Josh!

  1. aion kinah says:

    Saved as a favorite, I like your site!

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