It’s a high five for young Jar­man

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Lo­cal gym­nast Jake Jar­man ex­celled on his in­ter­na­tional de­but at the week­end.

The 14 year-old Deep­ings School stu­dent, amem­berof Louis Smith’s Hunt­ing­don Gym­nas­tics Club, was in the Eng­land team that com­peted in the UK School Games at Lough­bor­ough.

And, although com­pet­ing against older gym­nasts - some as old as 18, the lo­cal teenage tal­ent picked up no less than five medals.

Satur­day was team event day fea­tur­ing the men’s all­round com­pe­ti­tion and qual­i­fy­ing for Sun­day’ s in­di­vid­ual fi­nal son the six pieces of ap­pa­ra­tus.

And what a day it turned out to be for Jat­man.

First he struck team gold as a very strong Eng­land line-up won by nine points from Scot­land with Wales third.

What was even more im­pres­sive for him was claim­ing the bronze medal in the men’s all round com­pe­ti­tion be­hind Pavel Karne­jenko of Scot­land (81.15) and team­mate Joe Cem­lyn-Jones (80.95). He scored a per­sonal best 79.95 which, given that Jar­man still has an­other three years in which he could com­pete in this com- pe­ti­tion, was a fine ef­fort.

And his su­per Satur­day meant he qual­i­fied for no less than five of the six in­di­vid­ual fi­nals on day two.

First up was the floor and Jar­man scored 13.80 to claim the sil­ver medal. The pom­mel horse was next and an­other great score of 13.40 earned him a sec­ond sil­ver.

His fifth medal of the week­end - a bronze - came on the par­al­lel bars. He was seven thin the vault fi­nal and fifth on the high bar.

As a re­sult of his ef­forts, Jar man has been in­vited to a GB train­ing camp to be held in Switzer­land at the be­gin­ning of Oc­to­ber and he re­ceived his first GB call-up to com­pete in the Au­tumn Cup in Italy at the end of Oc­to­ber.

Jake Jar­man.

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