Great Britain's 2017 World championships team. Photograph: Claudia Fragapane/Instagram

Great Britain has announced the official team that will compete in Montreal in October. The four gymnasts are Olympians Amy Tinkler and Claudia Fragapane, and newcomers Alice Kinsella and Georgia-Mae Fenton.

The British team is the perfect combination of experienced gymnasts and new faces.

Amy Tinkler, 17, and Claudia Fragapane, 19, bring to the team tons of experience and international medals. Tinkler is the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist on floor, while Fragapane is the 2015 European silver medallist on floor and a four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist in 2014. Both gymnasts were members of the 2015 British team, which won an historic bronze medal at the World championships in Glasgow.

With the Downie sisters out with injury, two spots on the British team were open for less experienced gymnasts to take advantage of. To bring Alice Kinsella and Georgia-Mae Fenton is great experience for them and a big investment for the future of British gymnastics. Alice Kinsella is the 2017 British silver medallist in the all around. In 2016, as a junior, she competed at the European championships, where she won silver on beam, on floor and with the team. Georgia-Mae Fenton is a  2017 World Challenge Cup beam silver medallist, as well as the 2017 British bars silver medallist.

Article by Talitha Ilacqua


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