Four-time Commonwealth Games champion Claudia Fragapane is just one of number of English names who will return to Glasgow’s Hydro Arena for the World Gymnastics Championships.
Fragapane made history in Scotland last summer when she became the first English woman in 84 years to win four golds at a Commonwealth Games.
Now aged 17, she is one of a six-strong Great Britain female team for the 2015 World Championships which run from October 23 to November 1.
Joining her are fellow England team all around gold winners Rebecca Downie, Kelly Simm and Ruby Harrold while Ellie Downie and Amy Tinkler also get the nod.
Great Britain women’s head national coach Amanda Reddin said: “The girls we have selected blend a mix of great experience with some younger faces who have already proven themselves in major championships.
“For Becky, Claudia, Ruby and Kelly it’s a return to the Hydro Arena where they’ve all experienced great successes last summer, these girls all competed at last year’s World Championships where the team placed 6th in China.
“For Amy and Ellie this is their first World Championships but both showed at the European Championships that they can excel at this level.
“We’re all excited to get to Glasgow and begin the competitions knowing that we will have amazing support from the home crowd who can help give us that extra edge as we fight for Olympic places.”
There are also plenty of Commonwealth Games medal winners in the six-strong men’s team with England all-around gold medallists Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson named alongside Scot Daniel Purvis and English all-around champion Brinn Bevan.
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