Meet the Midland gymnasts
Louis Smith: The three time Olympic Medalist lives in Peterborough. His event is the pommel horse. He says can’t wait to get back out there and represent Team England
Rebecca Downie: Becky lives and trains in Nottingham. She’s a European champion and already has two Commonwealth Games medals. She’s been the British senior women’s all round champion twice and is particularly strong on beam and bars. She’s 22.
Mimi Isabella Cesar: Mimi Isabella Cesar lives and trains in Birmingham. She’s in the Rhythmic Gymnastics team. She’s pictured here carrying the Queen’s Baton through Ward End park in Birmingham
Sam Oldham: Sam is from Nottingham but trains in Loughborough and Lilleshall NSC in Staffordshire. He got a high bar silver medal at the 2013 European Championships and high bar and rings bronze at the 2014 British Championships. He’s also an Olympic team bronze medallist.
Kristian Thomas: Kristian is from Wolverhampton and trains there and at Lilleshall NSC in Staffordshire. He was a member of the team that won Bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games and gold at 2013 World Championship.
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