In my last blog I mentioned that we should hear soon about the team selection for the World Championships – well I can now confirm the team will be:
•Louis Smith – Olympic, European, World medallist on Pommel and European Team medallist
•Daniel Purvis – European medallist on Floor and 7th All Around and European Team medallist
•Kristian Thomas – World Championships All Around 6th and European Team medallist
•Sam Hunter – European Team medallist
•Theo Seager – Junior European Team Gold medallist and 5th on Vault
•Ruslan Pantelymonov – 4th on Vault at this years World Cup Grand Prix in Portugal and the current English champion on Rings
This is a very strong team and should secure qualification to the next qualifying round for the London Olympics – I wish them all the best of luck – COME ON GB!
On a more personal front my own training is going from strength to strength
and I have again been back at Lilleshall the National Sports Centre training with the rest of the Senior and Junior squads. I am continuing to build on my general strength and fitness and am currently focusing on individual moves on Pommel, P-Bars, High Bar and Rings. On P-Bars I have been working on some new exciting moves that will really increase my start value on this apparatus.
Britain also has a new Olympic champion – Sam Oldham – who won the High Bar Gold Medal at the inaugural Junior Olympic Games in Singapore in August. Sam also went on to claim Silver on the Pommel Horse and finished 5th in the All Around competition, 5th on Floor and 4th on P-Bars – this is a huge achievement for Sam and GB – well done!
It’s really good to be back with the rest of the squad and a huge motivator!!!