What a roller coaster of a ride it’s been all throughout the Artistic Gymnastics competition!
Let’s start with the Women’s Team Final and that historic Olympic Bronze medal. An amazing achievement by the British female Quartet! Credit to each of them and a special mention to 16-year-old twins, Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova. Demonstrating their strength and consistency across all disciplines since exploding onto the scene, they appeared confident and content as they went about their business!
Then we have the superb, Byony Page’s second Olympic medal, following on from her unexpected silver in Rio five years earlier, with a well-deserved bronze medal. The delayed games giving Bryony the time to recover from not one, but two ankle injuries!
Last and by no means least was Max Whitlock in the men’s Pommel who once again brought Gold home for Team GB, following his success in Rio 5 years before. Max was the first to compete and set the standard with a score of 15.583. Max then had to sit back and watch the following seven competitors, all of whom just fell short of the target Whitlock had set. Already GB’s most successful Olympic Gymnast Max now has six Olympic medals to his name!
Seven debutants and one Max Whitlock with brilliant performances across the whole team, deserving their places on Team GB! Well done team and we hope to see you at the Worlds in October!