Purvis excited for Glasgow return for next year's Worlds

23 October 2014 / 18:45

Dan Purvis insists next year’s World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow can be the perfect stepping stone to success at Rio 2016.

Following on from hosting the gymnastics competition as part of this summer’s Commonwealth Games, the SSE Hydro will again be the centre of attention exactly 12 months for now for the 2015 World Championships.

Great Britain enjoyed a successful outing at the recent 2014 edition of the Championships in Nanning including the men’s squad recording a best-ever finish of fourth in the team final while Max Whitlock claimed silver in the all-around.

Next year’s Championships serves as a qualification event for Rio and Scot Purvis, who finished 11th behind Whitlock in the all-around final in China, expects the entire team to put on a show for the home crowds in Glasgow.

“The World Championships are hugely important in our journey to the next Olympics in Rio and every British gymnast will be determined to be at their best in Glasgow this time next year, we can’t wait,” said Purvis, winner of team bronze at London 2012.

“The excitement is definitely already building and everyone can’t wait to be back in Glasgow next year.

“The Commonwealth Games proved how incredible the crowd are up here and how brilliant the Hydro Arena is.”

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