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Friday 17 July 2015

Some of the biggest names in British gymnastics took part in a special

family event in Glasgow earlier today to mark 100 days until the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships.

World Gymnastics Championships ambassadors Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith were joined by Max Whitlock at the 100 Days To Go event at the city's iconic Princes Square Shopping Centre.

Triple world champion Beth Tweddle is Britain's most successful female
gymnast having also won bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games, six
European Championships gold medals and gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Louis Smith's glittering medal haul includes a silver and bronze at London
2012, silver at the World Championships, gold and bronze at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and two European Championship gold medals.

Max Whitlock is the new golden boy of British gymnastics having won three gold medals at Glasgow 2014, to add to his two Olympic bronze medals, two World Championship silver medals and three golds at European Championships level.

The completely free event was delivered with the support of People Make
Glasgow and included come and try sessions, demonstrations from local
gymnastics clubs and special performances from the YDance group.

Louis Smith said: "Glasgow delivered an unbelievable Commonwealth Games just
over one year ago. There was a great vibe in the city and I really loved it
being part of it all.

"But it's now all about the World Gymnastics Championships and I can't
believe it is now 100 days to go. It is all becoming very real and I am sure
that Glasgow will once again deliver an incredible event.

"It is always great competing at a home event. It gives the British guys
that extra edge and that will be so important."

Beth Tweddle said: "I love Glasgow, the people are brilliant and I always
feel so at home here. Walking in to that stadium and hearing the home crowd roar will be incredible for the British team.

"It's a huge deal for the British guys to be competing at home. They'll use
the buzz and excitement of the home crowd."

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