GYMNASTICS: European silver for Jarman

Local gymnast Jake Jarman is emerging as a British gymnastics star after winning silver yesterday (July 25) at the 2017 European Youth Festival in Gyor, Hungary.

Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 2:51 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:42 pm
Jake Jarman.

The Deeping School pupil is currently competing as part of Team GB for the first time at the event and was joined on the podium by team-mates Jamie Lewis and Pavel Karnejenko after the trio were edged into second by Russia.

The British team, who were targeting the gold medal, finished with a score of 159.000 from their six apparatus with Russia out in front with 161.450. Switzerland claimed the bronze with 158.450.

In addition to the team silver, the 15-year-old also qualified for the all-around final in what the British Under 16 champion described as the biggest competition of his young career to date.

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“It could have gone better today,” admitted Jarman. “But personally I think we did a good job preparing over the past few weeks. It’s been hard but to come here and win a medal is a great achievement.

“It’s been a tough competition and the standard of gymnastics has been really strong, everyone has definitely upped their game. I’m one of the youngest here so it feels great to win a medal at the very least.”