Posted on 15/10/2022 in Men's Artistic
Nine artistic gymnasts have been selected to represent Scotland at the 2022 Northern European Championships which takes place in Jyväskylä, Finland from 18 to 20 November.
With a mix of experience within the team, including three returning gymnasts and two commonwealth team members – the team travelling to Finland will have the opportunity to compete and develop their skills in an international environment with the support of the lead coaches in both men's and women's artistic.
With all home nations represented at the event, the competition is an exciting opportunity for gymnasts to represent Scotland and compete against national teams from the likes of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and hosts, Finland.
Scotland’s recent history at the event includes last year’s successful visit to the competition in Cardiff where the Scottish team secured four medals, including two individual all-around medals. There was gold in the women’s competition for Dundee’s Emily Bremner well as silver for West Lothian’s Cameron Lynn. Both secured places in individual apparatus finals alongside teammates David Weir and Euan McLellan. Back in 2019 the men’s team claimed a bronze medal in Iceland.
We’re excited to follow the team’s journey over the coming weeks and congratulate the following gymnasts and their personal coaches for their selection:
Ava MacFarlane (City of Glasgow) | Coaches: Rod & Pauline Smith
Cameron Lynn (West Lothian) | Coach: John Campbell
Connor Sullivan (Portsmouth) | Coach: Adam Paterson
David Weir (City of Glasgow) | Coach: Marius Gherman
Ellie Russell (West Lothian) | Coach: Sarah Dunn
Ethan Yates (City of Glasgow) | Coach: Marius Gherman
Euan McLellan (West Lothian) | Coach: John Campbell
Kirsty Fowler (City of Aberdeen) | Coach: Jasmine Forsyth
Kyle Millar (West Lothian) | Coaches: Stephen Tonge
The team will be joined in Finland by coaches Marius Gherman, John Campbell and Becki Campbell with judges Stephen Tonge and Caitlin Ross also travelling as part of the delegation. Scottish Gymnastics head of performance and events, Sam Hendrikson will be taking on the role of Team Manager for the event.
Becki Campbell, Scottish Gymnastics artistic performance manager and women’s lead coach said: “It has been great to see Scottish gymnasts succeed at a number of major events this year, doing what they love after such a challenging couple of years.”
The gymnasts selected for the Northern European Championships have worked extremely hard, building their routines and overcoming challenges. The team are positive and it will be a great opportunity for the gymnasts to compete together and learn from each other in Finland. It will be an honour to be out on the competition floor with them at the Northern European Championships.
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