Baku 2015: Bartlett and Baughn shocked by third bronze

21 June 2015 / 12:33

Ryan Bartlett hailed his European Games experience as the best of his life, after winning a third bronze medal alongside Hannah Baughn.

The Team GB duo won acrobatic mixed pair’s all-round bronze on Friday and returned to the National Gymnastics Arena on Sunday to add medals in both the balance and dynamic disciplines.

Clean routines saw them register 28.650 in the dynamic, followed by 28.260 in the balance competition.

And 18-year-old Bartlett could barely contain his delight.

“Coming out here and doing five routines, it has been the best experience of my life,” he said.

“To come third at a senior championships is pretty good to me.

“For all the training we have done it is great to come back and get the medals. We’ve had a great experience.”

Baughn, the youngest member of the Team GB squad at 14, revealed she had hoped to fly back to her Sunbury home with one medal, but was blown away by winning three.

“It’s amazing. I just can’t wait to go home and show everyone my medals,” she said.

“All the support we’ve had has been amazing.

“We were hoping we would get one medal, but it all depends on the routines you do. We pulled out five solid routines so we’re really happy.

“Being able to watch all the other disciplines is great and really good fun, so I’ve really enjoyed all my time here. I wouldn’t change it.”

In the women’s group balance and dynamic finals, Team GB’s trio of Jennifer Bailey, Cicely Irwin, Josie Russell had to settle for sixth place, just as they did in Friday’s all-round final.

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