Who is part of England’s Commonwealth Games gymnastics team


The English gymnastics team kicked off the Commonwealth Games on the right foot.

The men took gold in the team event on Friday 30 July.

Joe Fraser challenged a ruptured appendix and a fractured foot to inspire the team to gold.

There will be many more medals in play over the next few days.

On the Gold Coast in 2018, the England team topped the medal table with a total of 16 medals, including six gold, seven silver and three bronze.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Who is in the women’s artistic gymnastics team?

Claudia Fragapane returns to the team after eight years of absence.

Fragapane swept the table with four golds in Glasgow in 2014 but missed the Gold Coast Games four years ago with an Achilles tendon injury.

Other injuries have hampered her progress at the top level, but the 24-year-old said she was relishing the opportunity to return to a five-person women’s arts team.

Alice Kinsella is also on the team with Georgia-Mae Fenton, Ondine Achampong and Kelly Simm

Who is in the men’s artistic gymnastics team?

Joe Fraser, James Hall, Giarni Regini-Moran, Jake Jarman and Courtney Tulloch.

Jake Jarman is second from left as England celebrate their gold medal. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images).

What are the events in womenArtistic Gymnastics?

In women’s artistic, gymnasts compete in four disciplines: floor, uneven bars, vault and balance beam.

Who competes in rhythmic gymnastics?

Marfa Ekimova, Alice Leaper and Safran Severn

What events took place in menArtistic Gymnastics?

Men’s artistic is made up of six events: floor, vault, parallel bars, high bar, rings and pommel horse.

How is artistic gymnastics graded?

The team competition is decided by adding the scores of four gymnasts.

Scores are awarded based on the difficulty of a routine and the execution of that routine as determined by the judges in the arena.

What have we said about the teams?

British champion Marfa Ekimova, on her multi-sport debut for the England team, said: “To be selected for the England team is an absolute honour, it is so exciting to be part of the pride. I look forward to competing in front of the Birmingham crowd and showcasing the amazing sport of rhythmic gymnastics.

Team England Chef de Mission, Mark England OBE, welcomed the athletes to the team: “I am delighted to welcome our 13 gymnasts to the Games this summer; and always special to welcome back gymnasts to represent Team England for their second Commonwealth Games. I’m delighted to see them compete at home.

How did the men react to winning the gold?

Joe Fraser said: “I had many times where I thought it wasn’t meant to be, but the idea of ​​playing in front of a local audience just made me want to push myself and achieve something. great things.

“I faced so much adversity and before the high bar my coach said to me, ‘I believe in you’, and that was exactly what I needed. Sticking the dismount made it all become Even with the injuries I managed, to come away with that landing, I was so proud of myself.


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