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Gymnastics

Isle of Man Amateur Gymnastics Association

Manx Gymnastics Centre of ExcellenceIsle of Man Gymnastics has been established for over two decades and now boasts two completely purpose-built and fully-equipped facilities.

As a Home Nation, the Isle of Man Gymnasts are able to compete in National and International Competitions in their own right. Gymnasts from the Isle of Man have represented their Nation in International Competitions such as British Championships, Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and Northern Europeans and continue to develop more and more gymnasts who are eligible to compete at high level competitions on the international scene.

Achievements include Tara Donnelly qualifying in 2010 as the first female gymnast eligible to compete in the WAG British Championships and was followed by Kaitlin Kneen, who qualified in 2011. Medal success at the British Espoir Challenge Cup continued, building on the earlier achievements of Olivia Curran and Sapphire Scott, with Tara and Aoife Donnelly medalling in 2010. Anand Patel achieved the Bronze Medal on Vault at the MAG British Championships in the summer of 2010.

In 2010, the Island was proud to send a team to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, which included Alex Hedges, Adam Hedges, Mukunda Measuria, Joe Smith and Olivia Curran, after many years of commitment and training, with Alex making the Individual Finals on some apparatus.

In 2011, the Island again fielded a team for the Commonwealth Young Games, held on home soil, with Rebecca Johnson, Kaitlin Kneen and Emily Dale-Beeton representing the Island in the WAG competitions and Brandon Garrett and Anand Patel representing the Island in the Boys category.

2012 was a strong year for the sport on the Island. History was made with the first ever Women's team competing at the Northern European Championships, which included Grace Harrison, Aoife Donnelly, Tara Donnelly, Kaitlin Kneen and Emily Dale-Beeton. Further success was achieved with Tara making the Floor Final and ranked 8th. Later that year, Nicole Burns and Rebecca Johnson medalled at the Junior and Senior Challenge Cup with Grace Harrison winning the overall Challenge Cup title, the first gymnast from Isle of Man to have achieved this win.

The standard and talent on the Island in the sport of gymnastics continues to rise and the number of gymnasts qualifying for International competitions shows an upward trend and this will no doubt continue with the quality of coaching on the Island and the commitment of our local talent.

76587132 img 152176600985 iomgymnasts2Grace Harrison, Tara Donnelly, Nicole Burns and Kailtin Kneen competing at Glasgow 2014

 Links

www.manxgymnastics.co.uk

www.ellanvannin.org 

Contacts

Haresh Measuria: +44 (0) 1624 824491, +44 (0) 7624 402067, manximeasuria@gmail.com

Janet Donnelly: janet@donnellyhome.com