Gymnastics Men Spring Back to Win Bronze

April 5, 2018

Team Scotland’s Gymnastics squad was celebrating tonight after picking up the bronze medal in the Men’s Team Event.

After getting off to a shaky start on the Pommel Horse, and following Kelvin Cham being ruled out due to injury after a short landing on the Rings, the men rallied and carried out excellent performances on the Vault, Parallel Bars, and High Bar, before finishing with four impressive Floor performances.

After completing all six apparatus, the men had an overall score of 240.975, putting them in third place behind England on 258.95 and Canada on 248.65.

Speaking about their medal win, Dan Purvis, part of the squad that won Scotland’s first ever Gymnastics team medal at Glasgow 2014, said: “We’re feeling so proud, it was such a big battle. Glasgow was fantastic, but this was a different team, younger and hungrier.

“The aim was to get back onto that podium. It didn’t look great at the start with a shaky Pommel, and then after Vault we really started to buckle down and really hit those routines. Hamish was the steady hand of the team today.

“I’m so proud of Kelvin, he was injured in the British Champs before coming out here, so it was 50/50 if he was going to come, and he’s done so well. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Today’s results mean Hamish Carter and Frank Baines qualify for the Men’s All-Around Individual Final which takes place on Saturday 7 April at 09:00hrs (00:00hrs UK time).

Tomorrow will see Team Scotland’s Women participate in the Team Event, with the action set to begin at 12:00 (03:00 UK time).

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