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Commonwealth Games 2022: Gravesend gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran wins double-silver on his 24th birthday

Giarnni Regini-Moran celebrated his 24th birthday with a pair of silver medals at the Commonwealth Games.

The Gravesend gymnast finished runner-up on vault and parallel bars with scores of 14.633 and 14.733 respectively.

Gravesend's Giarnni Regini-Moran in action at the Commonwealth Games Picture: Team England
Gravesend's Giarnni Regini-Moran in action at the Commonwealth Games Picture: Team England

Team England have felt the love of their home crowd in Birmingham and that certainly goes for Regini-Moran, as fans sang happy birthday.

“I have so much respect for this crowd, I couldn’t have asked for much more today,” he said. “This has been one of the best experiences of my life.

“Everyone singing happy birthday, I couldn’t have felt more loved out there today. The fact the performances went well as well just topped it off.

“I’m super happy. With the vault, my goal was just to land the vaults on my feet.

"Vault is one of those pieces where anything can happen in a final and you just have to land on your feet. Luckily I did that and managed to get some good scores."

Yesterday, Regini-Moran won bronze in the men's floor final - and recalled how Olympic disappointment fuelled his Commonwealth Games success.

The Pegasus gymnast was part of Team GB's squad who missed out on a team medal in Tokyo, but he made amends with team gold in Birmingham and another medal in the individual events.

Team England team-mate Jake Jarman won gold on the floor - his third gold of the Games - with Regini-Moran edged out for silver when his score of 13.966 was beaten by Canada's Felix Dolci.

He said: “Coming fourth in Tokyo and missing out on medals fires you up, you want to be on that podium.

"This year I was so motivated, I knew I had more to give and I wasn't close to my full potential.

“I made a mistake in the routine but I managed to keep a cool head because I knew if I was to have any chance of a medal, I'd need to stick the landings.

“The team spirit we have is incredible, we work so hard together, we've trained for months and years for this.

"We bounce off each and we create our own team spirit and you are seeing the benefit of that. We work hard and we share pride in each other's results.”

Jarman echoed those remarks, saying: “We have an amazing group of boys, the team spirit is something really special and you can’t replicate that.

"Giarnni pushed through his routine and came out with an amazing result. I’m so proud of him.”

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