Wilson delighted with fourth at World Gymnastics Champs

12 October 2014 / 13:16

Great Britain’s Nile Wilson says he is already looking forward to 2015 after finishing fourth in the high bars on the final day of the World Gymnastics Championships in Nanning.

Wilson added the fourth place finish to the five European junior medals and two Commonwealth titles he has claimed this year.

The 18-year-old was competing after world champion Epke Zonderland and finished with a score of 14.766.

Wilson had withdrawn from the all-around competition earlier in the week due to a persistently sore wrist and says the decision proved itself to be the right one.

“It’s unbelievable. I just had to try and stay calm as the guys are competing some incredible routines; I was focussed and really happy to have come fourth,” he said.

“It was definitely the right decision to not do the all-around; the extra few days have helped me.

“This year has been brilliant, from success at the junior Europeans then the Commonwealth Games and now this. It all just makes me want to work even harder and keep pushing on to do even more in 2015.”

On the floor Claudia Frangapane finished her championships with an eight place finish after suffering an early fall.

She recovered well and managed to score 13.100 and was upbeat after a strong showing in her first year as a senior.

“I think I almost tried too hard today and that cost me. Overall the championships have been amazing, to make three individual finals in my first year is great,” she said.

“The whole year has been incredible; I’ve learnt so much and kept on improving. I’m so happy to have achieved what I have.”

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