Poppy-Grace Stickler Earns GB Call For World Challenge Series

Team Wales star Poppy Stickler has earned another GB call up. Pic: Welsh Gymnastics

Poppy-Grace Stickler Earns GB Call For World Challenge Series

By Carl Field

Poppy-Grace Stickler will once again be representing Great Britain next month after earning selection for the upcoming FIG Artistic World Challenge Cup series event in Osijek, Croatia.

Team Wales Commonwealth Games star Stickler, 16, will be accompanied to Croatia by women’s artistic head national coach Tracey Skirton-Davies for the competition, which takes place from June 8 to 11.

It will come almost exactly 12 months on from her senior bow for Great Britain which she marked by securing a stunning silver medal for her floor exercise at another World Challenge Cup series event, but this time in Slovenia.

It has been quite some year since for Stickler, who hails from Cardiff, and who this time last year was preparing to sit her GCSEs at Whitchurch High School.

She would go on to captain the Team Wales women’s artistic gymnastics team and make the individual all-around and floor finals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

She has also been a Great Britain women’s team reserve for the past two major championships in artistic gymnastics – the World and European Championships.

Stickler also represented GB at the Paris World Challenge Cup event last September and the Cottbus World Cup event in February of this year.

Meanwhile, back in March, Stickler became a double senior British medallist on the floor as when she won silver in Liverpool – following on from bronze in 2022.

Now in her second year as a senior, Stickler turns 17 on June 12th – the day she is scheduled to fly home from Croatia.

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