Purvis Takes Silver All-Around at 2016 British Championships
In front of a sold out crowd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday 8th April, Daniel Purvis was crowned runner up and awarded the silver all-around medal at the 2016 British Artistic Championships.
Going in to the weekend as reigning All-Around Champion, and with European and Olympic selection looming, Dan exhumed confidence on all six pieces of apparatus. Despite an impressive all-around score of 89.500 it wasn't enough to see him retain his crown, which went to Great Britain team mate Max Whitlock. With individual apparatus medals also being awarded on Saturday evening, Dan's score of 15.450 was enough to top the podium for p-bars and a second silver medal for the day was collected on floor. Moving on to the Masters apparatus finals the following day a third silver medal came his way via the floor final.
Fellow senior Frank Baines competed on three pieces of apparatus; high bar, p-bars and pommel; winning the bronze medal on high bar and progressing to the Masters final where he finished 5th.
Individual medals were also won on the men's side in the under 16 and under 18 categories. Kelvin Cham and Pavel Karnejenko (City of Glasgow GC) both won bronze on vault in their respective categories, and Pavel added an additional bronze on rings. Under 16 competitor Patrick Murphy (Huntingdon GC) won silver on p-bars and bronze on pommel. Both Kelvin and Pavel progressed to the Masters vault final, finishing 5th and 7th.
In the women's senior event three Scottish gymnasts competed; 2016 Scottish All-Around Champion Cara Kennedy, Shannon Archer (both City of Glasgow GC) and Sofia Ramzan (DGC2k). In the all-around event the highest placing was Shannon (11th), followed by Sofia (17th) and Cara (18th). Shannon qualified for two apparatus finals, vault and beam, finishing 5th and 6th respectively.
The highest placing all-around junior women's artistic gymnast was Sarah McKenzie (DGC2k) who placed 11th, also earning a spot in the junior beam final where she placed 8th.
In the disability event, five gymnasts representing City of Aberdeen and City of Glasgow competed across both men's and women's artistic. Orianne Slater (City of Aberdeen GC), Georgia Carslaw, Sophie Crawford, David Rae and Ramsay Meiklem (City of Glasgow GC) all achieved podium success, amassing a magnificent total of 11 medals.
Summary of Results
MAG Senior – Daniel Purvis 2nd, Frank Baines 20th, Dan Keatings 30th
MAG U18 – Kelvin Cham 7th, David Weir 13th
MAG U16 – Joshua Lincoln 9th, Pavel Karnejenko 19th, Cameron Lister 21st, Adam Logan 22nd, Patrick Murphy 39th
WAG Senior – Shannon Archer 11th, Sofia Ramzan 17th, Cara Kennedy 18th
WAG Junior – Sarah McKenzie 11th, Isla Warr 12th, Ellie Russell 18th, Megan Morrison 19th, Rosa Holm-Huxley 31st
MAG Masters – Dan Purvis – silver floor, 8th pbars, Frank Baines – 5th high bar, Kelvin Cham – 5th vault, Pavel Karnejenko – 7th vault
MAG Senior – Dan Purvis – gold p-bar, silver floor, Frank Baines – bronze high bar
MAG U18 – Kelvin Cham – bronze vault
MAG U16 – Patrick Murphy – silver pbars, bronze pommel, Pavel Karnejenko – bronze rings & vault
WAG Senior – Shannon Archer – 5th vault, 6th beam
WAG Junior – Sarah McKenzie – 8th beam
MAG Disability – David Rae – gold high bar, silver floor, silver rings, Ramsay Meiklem – gold pbars, bronze floor, bronze rings, 4th pommel, 5th high bar
WAG Disability – Orianne Slater – gold bars, silver vault, Georgia Carslaw – bronze floor, 4th vault, 4th bars, Sophie Crawford – gold beam, silver floor, 5th vault