Huntingdon's gymnast stars head for Olympics

BEST WISHES: The teenage Olympic hopefuls from Huntingdon Gym Club fly to China this week dreaming of medals at the world s biggest sporting event. Marissa King and Kayleigh Cooke flew out to Beijing last night (Tuesaday), where they will be joined by Lo

BEST WISHES: The teenage Olympic hopefuls from Huntingdon Gym Club fly to China this week dreaming of medals at the world's biggest sporting event.

Marissa King and Kayleigh Cooke flew out to Beijing last night (Tuesaday), where they will be joined by Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings on Sunday.

Louis, 19, and Daniel, 18, are the only two British men competing in gymnastics at the Games, while Marissa, 17, is one of six female British hopes.

Kayleigh, 16, travels as one of two reserve female gymnasts who will step up in case of injury.


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At a special farewell gathering at the Clayton's Way facility on Monday, Huntingdon Gym head coach Paul Hall said: "It is a fantastic achievement for Huntingdon to have four members of the gym in the Great Britain squad and they will all be giving it their best at the Games."

From left, Louis Smith, Marissa King, Kayleigh Cooke and Daniel Keatings.

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