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British Gymnastics Championships 2024: Whitlock, Fraser, Jarman and Achampong win British apparatus titles

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World champion Jarman stuns on vault

The men’s World vault champion, Jarman, produced two explosive vaults, including a new sky-high Drăgulescu second vault – a handspring double front with a half turn – to secure the title with a 15.050 average mark. Remell Robinson-Bailey claimed second (14.275) with Luke Whitehouse, third (14.275).

In the women’s beam final, Achampong again kept her composure, scoring 13.600. Morgan secured silver (13.450) with Abi Martin (12.650) claiming bronze.

Fraser showed his pedigree in the parallel bars, with the 2019 world champion clinching the 2024 British title ahead of Adam Tobin (13.950) and Tulloch (13.800) with a score of 14.550. Whitlock, who was competing on three apparatus, finished fifth on 13.700.

The showpiece women’s floor final saw Achampong claim another gold with a stunning routine to round off a hugely successful weekend away (12.800). Mali Morgan took silver (12.750) with Emily Roper winning bronze (12.700).

Jarman captured a third title of the day on high bar to round out his competition despite sub-optimum training due to a shoulder niggle, and Reuben Ward just pipped that man Whitlock to the bronze, despite finishing with the same score, due to a higher execution mark (13.350).

So the British gymnasts have made their latest play for a spot in the Paris team with the European Championships taking place in Rimini, Italy, starting 24 April, the final chance to impress. It’s all to play for.

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