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2014 Abbie Wyver
Abbie Wyver

Sport

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Achievements to date

  • 2014 - Overall British Junior Champion
  • 2014 - British Junior Champion for all four individual apparatus
  • 2014 - Overall English Junior Champion
  • 2013 - Selected for Great Britain Junior squad

I first got into Rhythmic Gymnastics when I was 6 when a teacher at my primary school set up an after school club. I attended and she told me I should try out at City of Canterbury Rhythmic Gymnastics Club (CCRGC). The head coach saw me and asked me to join her mini squad, which I did. I trained in the mini squad for about two years. I tried out for the Great Britain start squad at the age of 9 and I was accepted along with eight other girls from all over the country. At my home club I moved up into the elite squad and increased my training to five days a week (21 hours). Since then I have competed in many competitions nationally including The British Championships every year since the age of 8 and internationally, winning, so far, a sum total of 83 medals. Last year I was accepted into the Junior Great Britain squad and competed for England in Estonia and Gibraltar.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Becoming the 2014 overall Junior Champion at the British championships and the British champion in all four individual apparatus.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

The competition in Gibraltar, where I competed as part of the England squad. I was the favourite to win this competition, however I competed poorly, performing inconsistent routines, and as a result only made it through to one final (ribbon).

Most respected sportsperson

Yana Kudryavtseva, she became rhythmic gymnastics Olympic champion at the age of 15.

Ritual before sporting competition

I don’t have any, just if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail!!!

Abbie Wyver

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