Marissa is on Track

KING OF THE HILL: Huntingdon Olympic Gym Club star Marissa King vaulted to a silver medal at the Slovenian Grand Prix at the weekend. The performance comes as a boost for King, 17, who maintained her reputation as a candidate for one of six spots on Great

KING OF THE HILL: Huntingdon Olympic Gym Club star Marissa King vaulted to a silver medal at the Slovenian Grand Prix at the weekend.

The performance comes as a boost for King, 17, who maintained her reputation as a candidate for one of six spots on Great Britain's Olympic team for Beijing.

King travelled to Maribor with club-mate Kayleigh Cooke and coach Adam Farwell to represent Britain in a field of world class gymnasts from more than 30 nations.

After having qualified for the final in first place, she went on to perform two complex vaults to score 14.075, enough to take silver behind Jung Hong Lin of North Korea, with Canada's Nancy Damianova taking bronze.


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Cooke also worked well, finishing among the top 12 ladies on the beam and floor.

Meanwhile, the club is celebrating following the selection of four of its male gymnasts to the GB European squad that flies to Lausanne next week.

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Sam Oldham, 14, Daniel Keatings, 18, Louis Smith, 19, and Luke Folwell, 20, have all been called up to 10-man GB squad that have been in preparations for the past few months.

Smith will be hoping to maintain his form on the pommel horse in order to impress the Olympic selectors, while Keatings is flying high following a superb win in a four-way meet against the best juniors from Germany, France, and Switzerland last weekend.

The talented duo need a solid performance at the Europeans in order to clinch the two available Beijing places for British men.

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