Posted by: eileenlangsley | June 2, 2012

British Gymnastics – The Road to 2012

British Gymnastics – The Road to 2012.

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I am pleased to announce that, just in time for the Queen’s Jubilee and the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, I have published a new large format photographic book titled ‘British Gymnastics – The Road to 2012’.

The front cover design for ‘British Gymnastics – The Road to 2012’

During my thirty five years of involvement with British Gymnastics I have always intended that at some stage I would create a tribute book which would publicise the great work and achievements of our gymnasts and coaches during my period of photography. In keeping with Olympic year, this book focuses on the Olympic disciplines of Gymnastics (men’s and women’s Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline). It is a large format (12”x12”), 120 page book with 485 photographs – colour and black and white. Whilst there are pages featuring gymnasts from the past, the main focus is on the current generation of stars and their preparations for the 2012 Olympics are recorded in a chapter with unique behind the scenes training images. Here are some sample pages; at the end of the posting is a URL link which goes straight to details of how to view further information of the book (including a Preview and purchasing). Please note that in addition to the quality large format coffee table hardback version, it is possible to buy the book as an e book for viewing on iPads and iPhones – a modestly priced alternative.

Chapter One – a double page spread of Beth Tweddle

A double page spread featuring Daniel Purvis

A double page spread of images of the British Junior Men competing at the 2012 European Championships in Montpellier.

A double page spread of male gymnasts from the 1990s

Beth Tweddle and Hannah Whelan in training

Images of coaches during a national squad training session.

A selection of generic images of the hands and feet of gymnasts during a training session.

Text in the book has been supplied by Vera Atkinson and John Atkinson MBE and I am privileged to have such knowledgeable and experienced people involved in the project. I trust that the book will be a suitable photographic tribute to the great people I have known in British Gymnastics – and a valued memory for anyone who loves the sport. Here is the URL link for the book:-

The book is also available as an e book and here is the link:-


Please note that my book on Rhythmic Gymnastics:-

‘Rhythmic Gymnastics – A Tribute’

is also still available as a hardback and e book via this link

e book link:-

© Eileen Langsley 2012



  1. […] sports photographer Eileen Langsley has released a new book to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and ahead of the London 2012 […]

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