Why is Kent a hotbed for Olympic gymnasts?

Giarnni Regini-Moran and Courtney Tulloch in action
Giarnni Regini-Moran and Courtney Tulloch in action

Two gymnasts from Kent will be representing Team GB at the European Championships next week, hoping to secure a place at the Tokyo Olympics, which are 98 days away.

So we asked Courtney Tulloch from Maidstone and Giarnni Regini-Moran from Dartford - why is Kent such a hotbed for world class gymnasts?

Courtney Tulloch is a Commonwealth Gold medallist. ITV Meridian has followed his progress since he was 16.

Courtney Tulloch in 2012

But Courtney says he dreamed of competing in the Olympics long before that:

Giarnni Regini-Moran is a former Youth Olympic champion and has had to overcome major injury problems to compete again.

The Pegasus Club in Maidstone, which has a former Olympic champion as it's Director of Coaching, could be the reason behind Kent's gymnastic excellence. Here's our report: