Smith and Tweddle shine in Liverpool

25 June 2012 / 06:40

The British Gymnastics Championships came to an end in Liverpool on Sunday with victories for the likes of Beth Tweddle, Louis Smith, Daniel Purvis and Daniel Keatings.

Sam Oldham also illustrated his smooth transition from junior to senior ranks as the athletes made their final bids to impress the Olympic selectors.

For the younger gymnasts, especially those in the men's masters that combined the age groups, it offered an opportunity to compete under pressure at a major venue.

Smith produced the stand-out performance of the day when he scored a huge 16.375 points on the pommel horse while Tweddle was similarly impressive on bars, scoring 15.850 before pulling out of the floor final to rest.

Keatings once again illustrated his return to form on the parallel bars with 15.700 while Oldham won the high bar (15.300) and Purvis triumphed on rings (15.200).

The seniors now await team selection news ahead of the official announcement on July 4.