GB gymnast Daniel Keatings on sport-promoting mission

Daniel gave a short demonstration on the pommel horse Credit: ITV News Anglia

Daniel Keatings first tried gymnastics at his local club in Corby in Northamptonshire when he was five. His dad was a kick-boxer and wanted his son to take up the sport, but Daniel was too young. His dad thought gymnastics would be a good alternative to help Daniel build up his flexibility and strength.

Now aged 25, Daniel has been European champion, while just last year he took gold on the pommel horse at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He trains at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, along with other top gymnasts like Max Whitlock and Louis Smith.

Daniel is visiting schools in Northamptonshire to try to encourage pupils to share his childhood passion for sport. For his first visit to Windmill Primary in Raunds he had a simple message: That with grit and determination you can reap the rewards.

Daniel is an ambassador for the Education Fellowship, which runs nine acadamies in the county. He will visit more of those schools in the coming months, to promote fitness, sport and healthy living.

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