Purvis Claims Second Bronze Medal

April 8, 2018

Daniel Purvis added to the mid-afternoon flurry of medals for Team Scotland today (Sunday 8 April) as he picked up bronze in the Men’s Gymnastics Floor final.

With a score of 13.733, despite a penalty deduction for stepping outside of the boundary line, Dan came third behind Cypriot, Marios Georgiou on 13.966 points and Canada’s Scott Morgan on 13.833. Team Scotland’s other gymnast in the final, Hamish Carter, was hot on their heels with a final score of 13.633 to finish fourth.

With his medal total now at two after having collected his first bronze in the Men’s Team Event, today marked the last day of competition for Dan in his second Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow 2014 saw Dan collect three medals, gold for Parallel Bars, silver for the Men’s Team Event, and bronze for Rings – an apparatus he also competed on today, placing 7th in the final.

Speaking after the day’s events, Dan said: “It’s fantastic to come away with a medal – it was a tough final which shows just how hard gymnastics is, particularly when there are back-to-back events.

“There was everything to play for in the Floor final; I just tried to go as clean as I could on my execution and stay on my feet. The standard just keeps getting better which is brilliant, but that makes competing even harder, so I was really happy to pick up bronze today.”

Other Team Scotland gymnasts in action at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre included Shannon Archer and Cara Kennedy who placed fifth and seventh in the Women’s Vault final.

Tomorrow will see Frank Baines vie to collect a medal in the Parallel Bars final at 15:19hrs (06:19hrs UK time) and also in the Horizontal Bar Final at 16:45hrs (07:45hrs UK time), alongside teammate Hamish Carter.

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