31st July 2014

Keatings Goes It Alone for Historic Medal

Daniel Keatings secured another historic first for Team Scotland by adding an Individual All-Around medal to the first ever Men’s Artistic Team Silver won yesterday.
The Scottish gymnast finished with a score of 88.298 behind Max Whitlock of England on 90.631 to take Scotland’s first evr All-Around medal in Gymnastics. Nile Wilson, also of England, was 3rd with 87.965. Following the competition Daniel said: “It feels amazing, especially how much I have been plagued being by injury. I haven’t done a major international All-Around for over two and a half years now, it’s great to come back here to do the All-Around and get a medal in front of a home crowd.”
Daniel spoke of how this competition has exceeded all his expectations coming into the event: “Definitely, I came here hopefully to get a team medal, we got a silver. I was hoping to come in the top five All-Around and I came 2nd, so everything is just a bonus at the moment. I don’t think I will ever forget this.”
There was pain for team mate Daniel Purvis who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal, finishing in 4th place with a score of 84.865. Frank Baines finished in 6th with a score of 82.356.
In the Women’s All-Around event Emma White placed 10th and Amy Reagan 14th behind an all England podium.
The Artistic gymnasts return to competition tomorrow for the Individual Apparatus finals.

Photo Credit: Jeff Holmes

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