The British Disability Championships were held on Sunday 17th October 2021 in the Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent.
This was Jonny’s first competition in 2 years, due to the COVID pandemic, and his first year competing as a senior. And what a competition it was!
The atmosphere was electric – everyone was so happy to be back showcasing their skills and promoting the sport that they love so much.
Jonny started the competition on floor. His routine included a lot of new skills and upgrades, resulting in one of the highest Difficultly scores of the day. He had an unfortunate fall on his very last tumble, and although he was disappointed, he was able to shake it off and focus on his next apparatus -Pommel!
Jonny excelled on Pommel, showcasing a completely brand new routine. Our goal for this was to “go clean”, which he did, walking away with the silver medal!
Next up was rings, which as always was super clean and tidy. Jonny then moved onto vault, where he competed the cleanest handspring of his life, earning the bronze medal!
Parallel Bars was another fantastic event for Jonny, as he included lots of new skills and upgrades, taking the bronze medal.
Unfortunately, Jonny picked up a slight hand injury on p-bars, so we decided to withdraw from High Bar to be safe. With that said, Jonny still finished with the Bronze medal all around – a testament to how great a competition he had!
As his coach, I couldn’t be more proud! Jonny competed with such maturity and style. The fact that he was able to get over the disappointment of floor and produce such a beautiful Pommel routine shows just how far he has come on, both as a gymnast and as a person!
Then, to walk away with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in your first year as a senior – not a bad day at the office!