Success for Salto gymnasts in Antwerp!

Manage to catch a glimpse of gymnastics on you tv screens last week?

Team Ireland traveled to Antwerp and displayed top quality gymnastics at the World Artistic Champships alongside countries such as China and USA.


The six-strong Irish squad have been working hard in the build-up to the competition, with both WAG (Salto) and MAG (Lowestoft) gymnasts being put through their paces at pre-camps over the last number of weeks, before moving on to Belgium’s National Training Centre in Gent to step up preparations. The gymnasts arrived in Antwerp on Wednesday to begin their pre-competition training.

In the WAG competition, Ireland are represented by Nicole Mawhinney, Emma Lunn and India McPeak. On the MAG side representing Ireland are Anthony O’Donnell, Chris O’Connor and Andrew Smith.

Supporting the gymnasts at the competition are: Head of Delegation, Sally Filmer; Head Coach MAG Barry Winch; MAG Coach Simon Gale; Head Coach WAG Sun Jei and WAG Coach Stanislav Sevostyanov. Medical support will be provided by Fiona Murphy.

Also representing Ireland at the championships are judges Mary Murray and Dennis O’Donoghue, while Mairead Kavanagh travels as an FIG Invite Judge.

For more info on the competition, please go to

Pictures of the event can be found in the gallery section