In Gymnastics Team England enjoyed an historic Games. In the Artistic Gymnastics events, the Gymnasts claimed an incredible ten gold medals including both team titles.
Closing Ceremony flagbearer Jake Jarman was the breakout star claiming a record breaking four gold in the men's competition in his multi-sport debut whilst Courtney Tulloch, Alice Kinsella and Georgia-Mae Fenton defended titles won on Gold Coast and local hero Joe Fraser claimed the parallel and high bar titles.
The success continued in the rhythmic gymnastics with the England team winning bronze matching their best result from 1994 and Marfa Ekimova winning an incredible all-around gold medal – England’s best rhythmic gymnastics performance ever.
The final apparatus for Nile Wilson, he is the defending high bar champion for the Commonwealth Games at only 18 years old he has wowed the country for the previous four years, but can he bag gold again?
He lands it, a phenomenal delivery, he kept fighting right until the end to get gold and with the most difficult high bar routine, one of the hardest in the world, and after playing to the audience and showing everyone what he can do, this sensational delivery means he once again goes home with gold.
Mike, an ex school teacher, has been coaching gymnastics and delivering coach education courses for over 35 years.
During this time, he has been coach and Team Manager at a number of Commonwealth Games, European Championships and World Championships and has been a personal coach to a number of gymnasts who have gone on to represent Great Britain at an international level.
Mike is presently sitting on the English Gymnastics Board and the British Gymnastics Men’s Technical Committee.