Max and Gabby set to lead the way in Moscow

Max Whitlock
Max Whitlock

Dacorum stars Max Whitlock and Gabby Jupp have both been selected to compete for Great Britain at the 2013 European Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Moscow later this month.

Britain will be represented by six men and four women, with the gymnasts competing for all-around and individual apparatus titles.

The six-strong men’s team is led by recently crowned British all-around champion Max, who will be joined by Daniel Purvis, Sam Oldham, Daniel Keatings, Theo Seager, and either Ashley Watson or Reiss Beckford.

The women’s team sees 2013 British all-around champion Gabby, of Sapphire Gymnastic Club, make her senior debut. Completing the women’s line-up are Charlie Fellows, Ruby Harrold and Becky Downie.

Tim Jones, British Gymnastics head of performance sport, said: “As the first major event of the new Olympic cycle we have taken the opportunity to give experience to a group of new seniors at a major championships.

“Clearly we want to maintain the momentum the sport gained from our historic results at the London Olympics but similarly we are aware that in the context of the next four year cycle we are building towards the important results that will come in 2015.”

Gabby is currently competing at the Doha World Cup where she has won bronze on both the beam and bars.