British gymnasts announced for 2021 Artistic European Championships

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We’re delighted to announce the artistic gymnasts selected to represent Great Britain at the 2021 European Championships, set to take place in Basel, Switzerland, from 21st – 25th April. 

The men’s line up will be led by Max Whitlock MBE (South Essex) who is looking to add a fifth European title to his growing list of accolades. He’s joined by 2019 parallel bars world champion Joe Fraser from City of Birmingham and two-time individual European medallist Courtney Tulloch from Pegasus. In the six-strong team will also be Giarnni Regini-Moran from Manchester Academy, Joshua Nathan from City of Birmingham and Jake Jarman from Huntingdon. 

Selected in the women’s team are 2019 European beam champion Alice Kinsella from Park Wrekin and Amelie Morgan from The Academy alongside twin sisters Jessica Gadirova and Jennifer Gadirova from Aylesbury who will compete at their first major senior Championships.
*Update 15th April; Phoebe Jakubczyk from the Academy will now compete for the British team in Basel, with Jennifer Gadirova withdrawing as a precaution. Jennifer will continue training at her home gym ahead of the final Olympic trials in May.

The Championships represent an opportunity for gymnasts to qualify additional places for Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. They can do this by placing in the top two in the all-around competition, however any gymnast that competed in the 2019 World Championships event is not eligible to qualify a place this way.

British Gymnastics Performance Director, James Thomas, said: “To be back announcing teams for major championships feels like a huge landmark for the sport which has been affected so starkly at all levels by the COVID outbreak. Both the reopening of community clubs and elite gymnasts in competing on the world stage in April represents a really positive step towards seeing gymnastics fully back in action. We are grateful to our close community of coaches and clubs who have gone above and beyond to provide a safe training facility for our elite athletes in spite of the many challenges they have faced over the last 12 months. 

“This European Championships is unique and the selections take into account a wide range of factors specific to this event, not least the opportunity to qualify extra Team GB places via the all-around competition with some new faces drafted in who we are really excited to see compete. The fantastic depth of talent in Great Britain is demonstrated by those not competing at this event and it’s important to note again that multiple factors came into consideration and that also this event in no way pre-curses the Olympic selection process which continues into May. 

“We are all extremely excited to see such incredibly talented gymnasts back proudly competing with the GB flag as we aim for a safe and successful championships.” 

Ondine Achampong (Sapphire), Phoebe Jakubczyk (The Academy), Brinn Bevan (South Essex), James Hall (Pegasus) and Adam Tobin (Falcons) have been named as non-travelling reserves.

Competition schedule
Wednesday 21st April
Women’s qualification (including all-around and individual apparatus)

Thursday 22nd April

Men’s qualification (including all-around and individual apparatus)

Friday 23rd April
Women’s all-around final
Men’s all-around final

Saturday 24th April
Women’s vault and uneven bars apparatus finals
Men’s floor, pommel horse and rings apparatus finals

Sunday 25th April

Women’s beam and floor apparatus finals
Men’s vault, parallel bars and high bar apparatus finals

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