GYMNASTICS: Medal success for Jarman on the European stage

PUBLISHED: 20:04 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 20:04 27 July 2017

Huntingdon Gymnastics club talent Jake Jarman in his Great Britain kit. Picture: Garry Bowden/SIPPA

Huntingdon Gymnastics club talent Jake Jarman in his Great Britain kit. Picture: Garry Bowden/SIPPA


Hot Huntingdon Gymnastics Club prospect Jake Jarman has helped Great Britain to a major medal.

The 15 year-old was part of the team which claimed silver at the European Youth Olympic Festival, in Hungary, earlier this week.

Jarman, joined by Jamie Lewis and Pavel Karnejenko, helped Great Britain to a total score of 159.000 from their six pieces of apparatus in the city of Gyor.

That earned them second spot behind winners Russia (161.450) with Switzerland taking bronze on 158.450.

“It’s been hard, but to win a medal is a great achievement,” said Peterborough-based Jarman, the current British Under 16 champion.

“It’s a tough competition and the standard of gymnastics has been really strong.

“Everyone definitely upped their game and it feels great to have won a medal as one of the youngest gymnasts taking part.”

Jarman has also qualified for the individual final, which is taking place today and tomorrow.

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