Joe Cemlyn-Jones has his sights on next year's Commonwealth Games and the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Pic: Welsh Gymnastics

Wales Gymnast Joe Cemlyn-Jones Called Up For GB Duty In Varna

By Carl Field

Wales Commonwealth Games hopeful Joe Cemlyn-Jones has been selected to represent Great Britain at the FIG World Challenge Cup series event in Varna, Bulgaria, next week.

The Bristol-born men’s artistic gymnast, 21, who also represents Wales thanks to his Welsh grandfather, will be back in action at the event which takes place between 27-30 May.

After success throughout the age groups as a junior, Cemlyn-Jones turned senior at the start of 2018.

He won gold on parallel bars and horizontal bar at the Northern European Championships in Iceland in 2019.

(L-R) Emil Barber, Josh Cook, Brinn Bevan, Joe Cemlyn-Jones and Jacob Edwards at the Northern European Championships in Iceland in 2019. Pic: Welsh Gymnastics

At the same event, he also took silver in the individual all-around competition, as well as bagging bronze on rings and pommel horse, and was part of the Wales line-up that collected team all-around silver alongside Brinn Bevan, Emil Barber, Josh Cook and Jacob Edwards.

Cemlyn-Jones, who trains out of the City of Birmingham club, is on the Long List of Welsh gymnasts eligible for nomination and potential selection for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham – while he also has his sights set on a GB spot at the Paris Olympics in 2024.

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