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Thomas and Tunney set for Glasgow test

October 30, 2012 18:47 pm

Great Britain's Olympic gymnasts Kristian Thomas and Rebecca Tunney will compete at the Glasgow World Cup in December against a strong international field.

Thomas, who won team bronze at London 2012, will line up against Olympic all-around silver medallist Marcel Nguyen of Germany and bronze medallist Danell Leyva of the United States at the event on December 8.

In the women's competition, British champion Tunney, who turned 16 last week, will take on Romania's Olympic bronze medal winner Larisa Iordache and former world and European champion Vanessa Ferrari of Italy.

Britain's Niamh Rippon, who won silver at the 2010 European championships, will also compete in the World Cup event at the Emirates Arena.

Tunney, who was the youngest member of Team GB at this summer's Olympic Games, said: "I'm really excited to back competing in front of a home crowd in Glasgow and against some amazing gymnasts.

"This year, my first as a senior has been incredible. Becoming British champion, making the Olympic team and feeling the massive support from the British public has been like a dream and to compete back at home is the perfect way to end my year."

Thomas said: "It's a great honour and privilege for me to be invited to compete at the Glasgow World Cup, up against the top all-around gymnasts in the world. It is a great opportunity to put myself up against the best and of course perform once again in front of an amazing home crowd."

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