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British Gymnastics National Awards

On an evening in early October, over 400 inspirational people from all areas of the gymnastics sport descending upon Athena for the 7th British Gymnastics National Awards.

Guests enjoyed a glitzy red carpet entrance leading up to Athena’s stunning Deco and City View lounges for a sparkling drinks reception. A delicious freshly prepared three course meal followed during which guests were entertained on the stage by dancers.

The evening was compared by retired gold commonwealth medallist Craig Heap. Special guests on the night included Beth Tweddle and members of the gymnastics team who represented Great Britain in the Rio 2016 Olympics including, Amy Tinkler, Nile Wilson, Kat Driscoll, Bryony Page and Kristian Thomas. The parade of champions was a particular highlight with medallists taking to the stage from the European, World and Olympic competitions.

Awards handed out on the night recognised the dedication and achievements of volunteers, clubs, coaches and athletes in the gymnastics sport. All winners and nominees have shown an outstanding contribution to gymnastics and are a real inspiration to all.

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