Great Britains Worlds Teams…


Selection for the World Championships teams will be confirmed week beginning September 26th, the Sports Journalist Association announced in it’s post detailing the upcoming media open day at Lilleshall.

Ahead of the 2011 world championships in Tokyo (October 7-16), media are invited to attend a training session for both the men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics squads on Wednesday September 14 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire, TF10 9NB.

This Media Day will be the only chance to photograph, interview and film the gymnasts and performance director. Those attending will include:

British Gymnastics Olympic Performance Director Tim Jones
Three- time World champion Beth Tweddle MBE (Liverpool)
2008 Olympic pommel horse bronze medallist Louis Smith (Huntingdon)
2009 World All-around silver medallist, Daniel Keatings (Huntingdon)
2010 World floor bronze medallist Daniel Purvis (Southport)
2009 World all-around 6th placed gymnast Kristian Thomas (Wolverhampton)
2010 Youth Olympic Games high bar champion Sam Oldham (Nottingham)
2010 Commonwealth Games vault and floor champion Imogen Cairns (Bristol)
2011 British champion Hannah Whelan (Liverpool), along with a further 16 elite gymnasts who form the British senior squads.

Those in the media wishing to attend can find information here.

So, who do you expect to see on Great Britain’s MAG and WAG teams?

Is there room for Hannah Whelan, Jenni Pinches, Danusia Francis, Niamh Rippin or Imogen Cairns? 

What about the men? Is Daniel Purvis a sure thing for the team?

Leave a comment below outlining your team!

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