Published: 14:00, 24 May 2021
| Updated: 14:36, 24 May 2021
Kent gymnasts James Hall and Giarnni Regini-Moran have both been selected to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics.
The British Olympic Association named their men’s artistic team on Monday.
British all-around champion James Hall is a member of the Pegasus Gym in Maidstone while 2021 European medallist Giarnni Regini-Moran comes from Gravesend.
Hall will be competing in his first Olympics this summer but isn’t short of experience having medalled at the Commonwealth Games for Team England, as well as being a two-time European medallist. He also finished in 8th place in the all-around final at the 2018 World Championships.
Regini-Moran was a winner at the Youth Olympic Games and Junior European Championship titles but had two years out from the sport through injury. He has fought back to return to the world stage. Earlier this year, he claimed his first major championship medal, winning bronze in the vault final at the 2021 European Championships.
The pair will be joined in the GB team by double Olympic champion Max Whitlock and world parallel bars champion Joe Fraser.
Mark England, Team GB chef de mission, said: “It is fantastic to welcome back to Team GB double Olympic Champion Max alongside three Olympic debutants, Giarnni, Joe and James for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
“Team GB has proven itself as a serious medal contender in men’s gymnastics over the past decade and I have no doubt the four athletes selected today will be up there challenging for the medals in Tokyo come July.”
British Gymnastics performance director James Thomas added: “For Joe, Giarrni and James this is their first Olympic call up and a very special moment for them all, a testament to their talent, hard work and dedication to the sport they love.”