Ruby Evans Makes Great Britain Breakthrough And Ends 17-Year Wait For Wales

Welsh gymnast Ruby Evans has broken into the Great Britain squad.

Ruby Evans Makes Great Britain Breakthrough And Ends 17-Year Wait For Wales


By Carl Field

Ruby Evans has become the first female Welsh artistic gymnast to be named in a Great Britain squad for a senior World Championship for 17 years.

The 16-year-old has been named in the GB women’s artistic team for the upcoming World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Evans, from Cardiff, will compete alongside Alice Kinsella, Georgia-Mae Fenton, Ondine Achampong and reigning World floor champion Jessica Gadirova at the Worlds which take place from 30th September – 8th October.

The last Welsh gymnasts to make the squad were Olivia Bryl and Lynette Lisle back in 2006.

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Further Welsh representation has come with Evans’ Clwb Cymru Caerdydd team mate Poppy-Grace Stickler being named as a reserve.

It has already been a memorable 2023 for Evans – her first as a senior.

In February, she marked her senior Great Britain debut with a silver medal on vault and bronze on the floor at the World Cup series event in Germany.

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She then headed to Liverpool where she was crowned British vault champion as well as finishing fifth best senior in Britain in the senior all-around competition.

She will also be hoping to help the British women’s team achieve even more success, now less than a year out from the Paris 2024 Olympics.

In winning World silver in Liverpool last year, the best-ever result by a British women’s artistic team at a World Championships, it secured GB an Olympic place for Paris.

Then at the European Championships earlier this year, Great Britain’s women bagged an historic first-ever women’s team gold.

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