Commonwealth Games Gymnastics

Commonwealth Games Gymnastics

If your passion is Gymnastics then make sure you are following the 2010 Common Wealth Games which are currently running in Delhi! There has been masses of Gymnastic action and plenty more for you to get your teeth into so watch this space!

Gymnastics was first included on the Commonwealth Games Programme in 1978 Edmonton Games. Delhi 2010 will feature 14 events (8 Men & 6 Women) at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

We have seen the usual line up of activities within the Gymnastics section; including Beam, Vault, Floor, Pommel Horse and many more.

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Men Artistic : 5 Athletes

Women Artistic : 5 Athletes

Women Rhythmic Gymnastics : 3 Athletes

The goss

Due to a timetable clash with the looming World Championships taking place in Rotterdam on 17th October the Common Wealth Games are missing some its biggest stars from the Gymnastic world.

But it’s not all bad because already medals are being won….England’s Luke Folwell has won a gold and his team mate Reiss Beckford won silver.

“The difference between me and Reiss was the tiniest margin, perhaps just a little step on a dismount. I’m just delighted we came out with these medals,”said Folwell.”

They may be from down-under but Australia are rising top of the overall medal table with 88 gymnastics medals but they suffered a blow when Phil Rizzo, a 2006 world champion on the horizontal bar, pulled out with a shoulder injury.  However, they do have 24 year old Joshua Jefferis who is a double gold medal winner at Melbourne in 2006, as well as dual-World medallist Prashanth Sellathurai who is favourite to win pommel horse!

In other teams, Wales’s Grant Gardiner came 11th, Matt Hennessey 16th and Clinton Purnell 20th; Northern Ireland’s Luke Carson finished 15th; Scotland’s Ryan Mckee came 17th and the Isle of Man’s Alex Hedges finished in 19th.

Good news for India, they have a team of 14 and are chasing a first-ever Commonwealth Games gymnastics medal!  But generally the ones to watch and who are already racing way ahead on the leader board are Austrailia and Canada!

Other news….

Isle of Man gymnast Olivia Curran has been forced to drop out of the games due to a training accident where she has torn a ligament in her knee.

“I’m angry and frustrated. One minute I’m in tears, the next I want to throw things at the wall,” Curran said. “I was on the bars, about to dismount and my hand slipped off the bar. I landed on my knees and knew I’d damaged it. The move I was doing was nothing unusual and was part of my regular routine.”

Olivia will need surgery on the injury when she returns to England. This all came as a blow not soon after another of England’s gymnasts Joe Smith was also injured.

Injurys or not there are still a wide range of talented gymnasts across the board!  You can catch all the action on all the sports channels or online!

Go for gold yourself

If you love gymnastics and the Common Wealth games have given you Gymnastic fever then you can purchase some fabulous leotards and Gymnastic accessories at Dancemania. Have a look on our website today for the great selection, we even sell personalised diamante shorts……well that’s pretty cool if I don’t say so myself!

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  3. Sophie Post author

    Hello there, sorry for the delayed response! Are you interested in doing gymnastics? Well the best course of action is to find out which clubs hold gymnastic classes in your local area. If you use your search engine or contact some of your local gyms, then I am sure you will find one! Best thing to do is, go and have a go and if you like it then maybe invest in some gymnastic wear.

    I hope that helps a little…..let us know how you get on!

    Sophie x

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