In recent years Great Britain has been triumphing on the world stage in its ascent through the higher ranks of achievement into individual and team podium places at junior and senior levels. The City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club has been proud to be one of the clubs enjoying the success of its efforts in being a part of this. At the recent Mens & Womens European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Bern, Switzerland, sixty percent of the Mens and forty percent of the Womens junior teams were comprised of gymnasts from the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club.
Congratulations to Joe Fraser who became the 2016 European Championship Junior All-Around Bronze medallist; also to Josh Nathan and Donnell Osborne, along with Joe Fraser, who became Junior European Mens Team Champions along with Taeja James and Megan Parker who became Junior European Womens team silver medalists. Well done also for the Individual apparatus successes from:
Joe fraser: Bronze medalist on pommel horse; gold medalist on Parallel Bars and silver medalist on High Bar.
Josh Nathan: 8th place in the Pommel Horse finals; 8th place in the high bar finals.
Megan Parker: 6th Place in the Floor finals
A special mention should also should go to City of Birmingham’s Hamish Carter who was originally selected to the team but disappointingly sustained a foot injury in the week prior to departure and was worthily replaced by reserve gymnast and club mate Donnell Osborne who did Himself, Hamish and Team GB proud.
Behind all of this success and hard work in the gym was pu in by Mens Coach, Lee Woolls and Womens Coach, Jody Kime, coaching and dedication to task of the highest level from all concerned.