Media Day: European Artistic Gymnastics Championships

By on 07/04/2010 in News

When: Wednesday 14th April 2010
Where: King George VI Hall, Lilleshall NSC, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9NB.

Media are invited to attend a full training session for both the Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics British squads ahead of the 2010 European Championships to be held in Birmingham 21 April – 2 May.

This will be the only chance to photograph, interview and film the gymnasts, coaches and National Staff ahead of the Championships including:

  • World Floor Champion and reigning European Champion on A. Bars and Floor, Beth Tweddle (Liverpool)
  • World All-around Silver medallist, Daniel Keatings (Huntingdon)
  • Olympic Pommel Horse Bronze medallist Louis Smith (Huntingdon)
  • World All-around 6th placed gymnast Kristian Thomas from Wolverhampton (local to Birmingham)
  • 2009 British All-around Champion Becky Downie from Nottingham
  • First year senior gymnasts Danusia Francis, Nicole Hibbert (both Heathrow) and Jennifer Pinches (Liverpool)
  • Along with many more Senior and Junior gymnasts from across the UK with ambition to make the 2010 European Championships Teams and also the 2012 Olympic Games.

Approximate Itinerary

10am-12.30pm
Media are invited to observe the gymnasts in full training from the public gallery
Photographers and film crews will be granted access to the gym floor to film and take action shots (no flash photography)

12.30-1pm
Lunch provided in adjoining Kings Hall Bar

1pm
Following training, gymnasts to return promptly the gym in full British kit
Posed Team and Individual photographs.
Interview opportunities with all gymnasts and National Staff.

3pm
Close of session, media to depart from the gym

If you wish to attend or require more details email tim.peake@british-gymnastics.org with your details, names, approximate arrival time and suggested interview requests.

Media are asked that they at all times respect the instructions of the British Gymnastics staff and media personal to avoid disruption to the gymnasts training, and are also asked for patience and consideration during interview time.

For more information and accreditation for the 2010 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships please visit www.europeangymnastics2010.org .

The Event

More than 800 of Europe's finest gymnasts are to compete at the 2010 European Gymnastics Championships with up to 40 countries expected to send teams. There are team and individual competitions for men and women, seniors and juniors. The junior competition is also the qualifying event for the first ever Youth Olympic Games, which take place in Singapore later in the year.

The European Gymnastics Championships are being organised jointly by the UEG, British Gymnastics and Birmingham City Council.

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