King of the Bars

LEEDS GYMNAST ASHLEY WATSON IS KING OF THE BARS

Excerpt from press release sent by Leeds Gymnastics Club.

This past weekend saw the British Artistic Gymnastic Championships at the 11,000 seat Liverpool Echo Arena. With the European Champs a few weeks away, the Glasgow World Championships hot on its heels in October, and the Rio Olympics next summer, performances at the British Championships are watched carefully by the GB team selectors. Britain’s top gymnasts, (who are currently some of the best on the world stage) were all keen to pull out their best performances.

The weekend was topped off on Sunday 29th March when Ashley qualified for 2 Masters Finals; where the very best seniors and juniors compete together. Ashley competed in both the Parallel Bars, and the High Bar Finals and produced 2 incredible, world-class routines to become 2015 British Masters Champion on both pieces. Ashley and his coach Chris Low were visibly over the moon with his performances, a sentiment echoed by British Gymnastics when they dubbed Ashley ‘King of the Bars!’