GREAT BRITAIN CALL-UP SOUTH ESSEX TRIO FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

European 2014 photo

Max Whitlock
Max Whitlock

SOUTH ESSEX gymnasts Max Whitlock, Brinn Bevan and Jay Thompson have been selected for the Great Britain team which will compete at this month’s artistic gymnastics European Championships in Bulgaria.

Double Olympic bronze medalist Whitlock, 21, will join Huntingdon duo Daniel Keatings and Sam Oldham, Southport’s Dan Purvis and Earls’ Kristian Thomas in the senior team at the event in Sofia between May 12-25.

Brinn Bevan
Brinn Bevan

They will look to defend their European team title and will be formidable competitors for all of the individual honours.

Teenagers Bevan and Thompson are part of the junior team alongside Nile Wilson (Leeds), Giarnni-Regini Moran (Europa) and Joe Fraser (Birmingham).

Great Britain’s juniors have dominated the European Championships over the past decade and Bevan is the 2013 European Youth Olympic champion.

Jay Thompson
Jay Thompson

You can find more details of the event visit the official website at http://www.sofiagymnastics2014.com/