Scottish Championships 2011


The Scottish Championships 2011 took place in Perth the weekend before  last, the same weekend as the English National Championships. I-Gym has all of the main results from the competition or check out Scottish Gymnastics for more information.


1st Daniel Purvis 86.350

2nd Daniel Keatings 84.750

3rd Ross Souter 54.450


Photo courtesy of: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Europe

This was Daniel Keatings first competition since returning to training since his reconstruction surgery on his cruciate ligament. Dan did well to place second and cites in his latest blog post that the competition didn’t go as well as expected but was delighted to place second and come out of the competition injury free.

I was a little bit nervous going into the competition, but I got through it and came out injury-free. I am very relieved to have competed on all six apparatus.

The competition didn’t go quite as I had expected, but to be honest I never really thought I would be able to compete on all six apparatus at this stage of my recovery. All the credit must go to my medical team and British Gymnastics.

I started on the floor with a good clean routine but without the normal difficulty. Next up was pommel, where unfortunately I had two falls. I had clean routines on both the rings and the vault, before I moved onto parallel bars where unfortunately I made two large errors. High bar was the last apparatus and I put in a solid routine with very few deductions.

I was off the pace on the scoring but I was more focused on completing a full competition across all the apparatus. But I still managed to bag a silver medal in the process.

This was the first step in the final stage of my recovery, and my focus will now be on improving my skills and difficulty to get me back to the level prior to my injury.


That’s good going for Dan. He is now preparing to hopefully qualify for the GB team that will compete in the European Championships in April. Best of luck!

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