Posted by: eileenlangsley | April 2, 2013

A new cycle

A new cycle.

 

“Be equal to your talent, not your age.”

–      Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Charlie Fellows (City of Liverpool GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Charlie Fellows (City of Liverpool GC) winner of the silver medal in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

The year following an Olympic Games is always an interesting one in any sport as new talent begins to emerge onto the Senior scene and established competitors strive to maintain their hold on the sport.

Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) winner of the Gold medal in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) winner of the Gold medal in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

This was particularly true of the 2013 British Gymnastics Championships, held at the Liverpool Echo Arena from March 22nd to 24th. The event incorporated the Junior Women’s Championships as well as the Under 16 Youth and Under 18 Junior Men’s events. Staging the event in a major arena gives these young gymnasts a great experience of competing on a podium in front of a large audience; this is invaluable as they move up to compete on the International scene.

Joe Fraser (City of Birmingham GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Joe Fraser (City of Birmingham GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

2012 was a memorable and outstanding year in the history of British Gymnastics and the unforgettable performances of both our teams at the Olympic Games will live long in the memory.

Olympic team member Hannah Whelan (City of Liverpool GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Olympic team member Hannah Whelan (City of Liverpool GC) competing in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

2013 sees the beginning of a new Olympic cycle and whilst some senior gymnasts have now retired from competition, others are aiming to continue competing at the highest level. Significant amongst these are male gymnasts Daniel Keatings and Theo Seagar, both of whom narrowly missed Olympic selection but who have overcome their disappointment and are working for this year’s major events. They both achieved excellent results in Liverpool taking five apparatus titles between them and were rewarded with selection for the forthcoming European Championships in Moscow.

Dan Keatings (Huntingdon GC) winner of the gold medals on Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars and High Bar  in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Dan Keatings (Huntingdon GC) winner of the gold medals on Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars and High Bar in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Theo Seagar (Bury GC) winner of the gold medals on Vault and Rings competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena Mar

Theo Seagar (Bury GC) winner of the gold medals on Vault and Rings competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Two Olympians took the overall gold and silver medals (Max Whitlock and Daniel Purvis) with the consistent Matthew Firth taking bronze and staking his claim to a place in the national team.

Max Whitlock (South Essex GC) takes the title of British Champion at  the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Max Whitlock (South Essex GC) takes the title of British Champion at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

As a first year Senior Gabby Jupp (Sapphire GC) wins the British Champion title.

As a first year Senior Gabby Jupp (Sapphire GC) wins the British Champion title.

The Senior Women’s event was significant as several gymnasts enjoyed their first showing competing as seniors, having impressed last year at Junior level. Interestingly two of these gymnasts outshone the opposition to take the Gold (Gabby Jupp) and Silver (Charlie Fellows) medals. Niamh Rippin (another gymnasts who narrowly missed Olympic selection) took the bronze.

The Junior Women’s competition saw Tyesha Mattis taking the all around title following on from her outstanding success in this year’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival where she held off world wide competition to become overall champion. Close behind her came promising young gymnasts Amy Tinkler and Ellie Downie (sister of senior gymnast Becky Downie).

Fresh from her success Down Under, Tyesha Mattis (East London) wins the British Junior title.

Fresh from her success Down Under, Tyesha Mattis (East London) wins the British Junior title.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) winner of the silver medalin the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) winner of the silver medal in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

The Men’s under 18 and under 16 competitions saw a clutch of outstanding gymnasts taking the limelight with Nile Wilson, Dominick Cunningham and Jay Thompson on the podium in the under 18 event and Brinn Bevan, Gianni Regini-Moran and Hamish Carter impressing everyone in the Under 16 competition.

Nile Wilson (City of Leeds) wins the Under 18 Men's title

Nile Wilson (City of Leeds) wins the Under 18 Men’s title

Jay Thompson and Gianni Regini-Moran competing in the men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Jay Thompson and Gianni Regini-Moran competing in the men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Dominick Cunningham (Earls GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Dominick Cunningham (Earls GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Brinn Bevan (South Essex GC) wins the under 16t men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Brinn Bevan (South Essex GC) wins the under 16 men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Hamish Carter (City of Birmingham GC) winner of the bronze medal in the under 16 men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Hamish Carter (City of Birmingham GC) winner of the bronze medal in the under 16 men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

A SELECTION OF IMAGES FROM THE EVENT

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Dan Keatings (Huntingdon GC) winner of the Gold medal on Pommel Horse

Dominick Cunningham (Earls GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Dominick Cunningham (Earls GC) winner of the silver medal in the Under 18 men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Anthony Wise (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Anthony Wise (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) competing in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Brinn Bevan (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Brinn Bevan (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Cara Kennedy (City of Glasgow GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Cara Kennedy (City of Glasgow GC) competing in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Joe Fraser (City of Birmingham GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Joe Fraser (City of Birmingham GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Frank Baines (Southport GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Frank Baines (Southport GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Max Whitlock (South Essex GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Max Whitlock (South Essex GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Lisa Mason (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Lisa Mason (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) with her coach Lorraine Atkinson during the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Anthony Wise (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Anthony Wise (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Millie Stannard (Tolworth GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Millie Stannard (Tolworth GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Dan Purvis (Southport GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Dan Purvis (Southport GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Reiss Beckford (South Essex GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Reiss Beckford (South Essex GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Nile Wilson(City of Leeds GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Nile Wilson(City of Leeds GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Cameron MacKenzie (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Cameron MacKenzie (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Brinn Bevan (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Brinn Bevan (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Dominic Sesto (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Dominic Sesto (South Essex GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Jade Stedford and Lucy Brett competing in the women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Jade Stedford and Lucy Brett competing in the women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Sam Oldham (Huntingdon GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Sam Hunter (Notts Gymnastics Academy) and Daniel Purvis (Southport GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Sam Hunter (Notts Gymnastics Academy) and Daniel Purvis (Southport GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Sam Hunter (Notts Gymnastics Academy) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Sam Hunter (Notts Gymnastics Academy) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Amy Tinkler (South Durham GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Stevie Harrow and Olivia Blatch competing in the women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Stevie Harrow and Olivia Blatch competing in the women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Nile Wilson(City of Leeds GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Nile Wilson(City of Leeds GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) competing in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Steven Price and Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Steven Price and Gabrielle Jupp (Sapphire GC) after the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Frank Bains (Southport GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Frank Bains (Southport GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

April Maslen and Chantelle Halford competing in the women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

April Maslen and Chantelle Halford competing in the women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Joe Fraser (City of Birmingham GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Joe Fraser (City of Birmingham GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Charlotte Bennett and Eleanor Clifford competing in the women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Charlotte Bennett and Eleanor Clifford competing in the women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Tyesha Mattis (East London GC) competing in the junior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

Kirsty Campbell (DGC2k GC) competing in the senior women's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Kirsty Campbell (DGC2k GC) competing in the senior women’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

It was impressive to see that talent is so wide spread thought the UK with no one club dominating the scene. From Scotland to Wales to all areas of England, clubs are producing great talent and the level of coaching is impressively high.

David Weir (Largs GC) competing in the junior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

David Weir (Largs GC) competing in the junior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

There may have been a bitter wind blowing from the Mersey throughout the three day event but competition was hot and fierce inside the arena. Established stars found themselves under pressure from the new kids on the block and the youngsters responded to the challenge by competing like veterans. 2013 sees both European and World Championships on the calendar and we can confidently hope for a continuation of the great results achieved in recent years.

As my website is at full capacity I am posting images here. These images posted here constitute examples of what is on offer.

Mitch Jarvis (Loughborough Students GC) competing in the senior men's competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arean March 22-24 2013.

Mitch Jarvis (Loughborough Students GC) competing in the senior men’s competition at the British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool Echo Arena March 22-24 2013.

FINALLY – I should like to confirm that I have one or two discounted copies available of my books “When Gymnasts Made History” and “British Gymnastics – The Road to 2012”. Previous posting contain all the price and contact details so just scroll down from this posting.

http://www.langsleysports.com

© Eileen Langsley 2013

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  1. great pictures as usual Eileen


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