Dan Purvis out, Louis Smith in

I can see Brinn over Dan. Though it’s risky. Purvis is a proven performer who only just recently showed inconsistency.

Dan Purvis confessed last night he was stunned after suffering a shock axe from the British gymnastics team for next month’s Olympic Games. …

British Gymnastics declined to comment on why Purvis, arguably the squad’s most consistent performers, was cut at the eleventh hour with selectors gambling on Smith to hit top form. …

The National


… It’s pretty clear to me Brinn’s vault was a deciding factor. Brinn has been competing the Tsuk double pike again (6.0), so that helped his case a lot.

Nile and Dan are the weakest vaulters of the team (both just 5.6) who often have direction and landing issues. It would’ve meant having to put up one of them in team finals if Dan had been on the team. Fortunately for Brinn he has a few other strong events like rings, pommels, and bars. …


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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