2nd EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
22-30 APRIL 2007
The British Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team have travelled to Amsterdam (HOL) for the 2nd European Individual Artistic Gymnastics Championships 26th-29th April.
Britain’s World beating gymnast Beth Tweddle returns to competitive action after an injury break, ready to return to medal winning action. The nine strong Women’s and Men’s GBR teams will compete amongst 41 different federations in front of over 6,000 gymnastics fans at the Amsterdam Exhibition Centre RAI.
The GBR Teams have their sights firmly set on medals with Tweddle and Male gymnast Louis Smith perhaps the most likely to finish on the podium. For Tweddle, the return to International action after a hugely successful 2006, during which she became Britain's first ever Artistic World Champion in Aarhus (DEN) and won the highly coveted World Cup Final in Sao Paulo (BRA), marks a new step in her bid for Olympic glory in Beijing next year. A shoulder operation has ruled her out of defending her European title on her favourite apparatus the Asymmetric Bars, but she will still be looking for success on the Floor and Beam.
The qualification competition begins on Thursday April 25th with gymnasts looking to make the Individual all-around final on Saturday and Individual apparatus finals on Sunday.
DELEGATION: Rod Smith Head of Delegation
Alex Shyryaev MA Coach
Andre Popov MA Coach
Paul Hall MA Coach
Eddie Van Hoof MA Team Leader
Amanda Kirby WA Coach
Gheorge Blaj WA Coach
Adrian Stan WA Coach/Team Leader
Beth Tweddle (Liverpool)
Marissa King (Huntingdon)
Hannah Clowes (Liverpool)
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