Reiss stars at Jamaica’s World Championships trial

Reiss Beckford in Jamacia strip

REISS BECKFORD has put himself in a very strong position to represent Jamaica at the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow this winter. 

The South Essex star, 23, was first all-around and first on all other pieces of apparatus except pommel (where he was second) at the Caribbean nation’s qualifying competition.

Former Great Britain star Beckford, who made the switch to Jamaica earlier this year, travelled Trinidad & Tobago with South Essex coach Jeff Davis for the event on Friday (June 6).

Afterwards Reiss (pictured above) posted on his website: “My first ever Jamaican trial is all done. Want to say a big thank you to everyone for their support.

“A massive thank you to Jamaican Gymnastics for this opportunity. And a huge thank you to Scott Hann and Jeff Davis for coaching me and getting me to where I am today.”

Reiss is now waiting for official confirmation he has qualified for a place at the eagerly-anticipated event in Scotland, which gets underway in October.