Veterans Championships New College Leicester 1.10.11

6 10 2011

Photos from this event are online now at http://bit.ly/nKR5Aj    New College is always a challenge with the lighting. Using a D3 I was shooting at 4000 iso at F2 and a shutter speed of 1/500. Shooting at such a high iso would have been unheard of a few years ago.Todays cameras have helped to push the boundaries as far as indoor sport goes. Looking forward to what the D4 has to offer…..

Rings action from the Veterans Championships

Check out all the latest Gymnastics galleries at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

Also follow all the latest news on twitter at   http://twitter.com/#!/f2images4photos





Mens British Championships 2011

27 09 2011

Photos from the Mens British Gymnastics Championships are now online at  www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

Daniel Keatings on Pommel





Rhythmic World Championships France

22 09 2011

Covering the World Championships for Rhythmic Gymnastics in Montpellier this week.

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photos can be viewed and purchased online at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

For full reports please view the British Gymnastics website at http://www.british-gymnastics.org





UK School Games 2011

6 09 2011

Regini-Moran in action for England Alan Edwards

Joe Fraser Boys Winner Alan Edwards

 

Angel Romaeo Girls Winner Alan Edwards

Covered the UK School Games at Ice Sheffield for British Gymnastics last weekend. Lighting here was a challenge. Had to shoot at 2500 iso to 3200 iso with a shutter speed of 1/400s. Colour balance was also difficult to get right. The challenges of indoor sports photography! Looks like they might have two sets of lighting at the arena as I have had reports that the lighting is very good here.

Competition report below courtesy of British Gymnastics

PDF Print E-mail
Day one – team and all-around

The Welsh girls matched the English boys by sweeping up all the medals in the all-around and team events. Angel Romaeo was the individual winner scoring 52.200, with Raer Theaker in Silver with 51.700, and Keira Brennan in Bronze with 50.150.
As a team Wales were neck and neck with England after two rotations but then took control to end up with a comfortable winning margin and a final total of 204.350, ahead of England (196.700) and Scotland (192.200).

The English boys dominated the team and all-around event. Joe Fraser led the way scoring 78.800 to take the individual honours with teammates Giarnni Regini-Moran in Silver (76.150) and Hamish Carter, Bronze (74.400).

In the team event England comfortably took the Gold with 307.450, ahead of Wales (286.500) and Scotland (285.250).

Day Two – Apparatus finals

Girls Vault
1. Charlie Fellows (ENG) 13.225
2. Raer Theaker (WAL) 13.125
3. Ellis O’Reilly (ENG) 13.125

Boys floor
1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG) 13.650
2. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 13.200
3. Kelvin Cham (SCO) 12.950

Pommel
1. Rob Keys (SCO) 11.550
2. Charlie Howard (ENG) 11.100
3. Joe Fraser (ENG) 10.950

Uneven bars
1. Raer Theaker  (WAL) 13.050
2. Angel Romaeo (WAL) 12.900
3. Charlie Fellows (ENG) 12.650

Rings
1. Joe Fraser (ENG) 13.250
2. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 13.100
3. Saull Thomas (WAL) 12.000
3. Iwan Mepham (WAL) 12.000

Beam
1. Angel Romaeo (WAL) 13.750
2. Raer Theaker (WAL) 13.500
3. Charlie Fellows (ENG) 12.800

Boys vault
1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG) 14.225
2. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 14.200
3. Iwan Mepham (WAL) 14.125

Parallel bars
1. Joe Fraser (ENG) 13.450
2. Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG) 13.000
3. James Elliott (WAL) 12.800

Girls floor
1. Angel Romaeo (WAL) 13.300
2. Keira Brennan (WAL) 12.950
3.Amy Tinkler (ENG) 12.900

High bar
1. Jamie Carpenter ( SCO) 12.400
2. Hamish Carter (ENG) 12.350
3. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 12.15

Photos from the event can be viewed and ordered online at http://www.f2images.co.uk





Trampoline Nationals 24.7.11 Birmingham

25 07 2011

Covered this event for British Gymnastics. Photos available to view and buy at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

Luke Strong from Liverpool winning the Senior Mens Title





2011 British Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

27 06 2011

Covered the Rhythmic Gymnastics Nationals for BG recently. Report from the BG website below.

Frankie Jones seals 5th British Rhythmic Gymnastics title

Francesca Jones (City of Birmingham) has sealed her 5th British title at the 2011 Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships from Fenton Manor.

Frankie scored 93.425 to take the senior all-around in a close battle with Kezi Gore (City of Canterbury) who scored 91.100, with Mimi Cesar (City of Birmingham – 80.850) back in 3rd. In the apparatus finals on Sunday, two of the titles went to Francesca (hoop and ball) and two to Kezi (clubs and ribbon).

Laura Halford (Esprit) was crowned junior champion with 80.00, from teammate Stephani Sherlock – 78.400, with Helena Bailey (Stockport) in third place – 74.125. Laura added to this three gold medals in the apparatus finals (ball, clubs and ribbon), with Stephani winning the gold for ribbon.

HSG Swallows gymnasts Leah Munday and Megan Balabay took the under-11 and under-12 titles respectively. The Swallows also swept all available gold medals in the apparatus finals: Leah Munday with rope, hoop and ball and Jade Wright – for the free exercise, while Megan remained unbeaten on all the four pieces of apparatus in the under-12 section. (From British Gymnastics)

Split Leap Photo by Alan Edwards

More photos from the Championships at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Most viewed photo this week

13 05 2011

Shawn Johnson in action for the USA

This photograph of American Gymnast Shawn Johnson at the World Campionships 2007 has had the most  views this week  in my stock library.

For more images of Shawn who hopes to make a comeback in London 2012 please use the search facility at     www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Team Gym Championships Gloucester 7.5.11

10 05 2011

Gymnast with Mascot

Competitions for 9 British titles (across men’s, women’s and mixed sections within the age bands of primary, junior and senior) were contested over the three pieces of floor, tumble and trampet at the GL1 leisure centre Gloucester, May 7th.Covered this competition for British Gymnastics on Saturday.

Photos now online to view and order at www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics 16.4.11

17 04 2011

Covered this competition for British Gymnastics in Glasgow.

Racea is the womens Champion.

16/04 – The women’s event took place today in front of a sell out crowd in the Kelvin Hall arena. There were some strong contenders in the group but with a lot of falls counted, the medal places were fought right to the finish. Racea (ROU) took the top spot after a clean all-around performance showing composure throughout. Lopez (VEN) took the Silver medal position with consistent scores on all pieces. The young Romanian Haidu grabbed the Bronze despite two falls, performing an energetic floor routine to secure her place in the top 3. Britain’s Hannah Whelan finished in 5th, with some good work but unfortunate falls that left her outside the medals. Jennifer Pinches also from Great Britain finished in 8th, she ended with a solid performance on floor but earlier mistakes proved to be costly.

Britain’s Daniel Purvis takes the men’s title!

16/04 – The Men’s competition at the Glasgow World Cup all-around contained a lot of experienced gymnasts that all had the potential to take home a medal. Dan Purvis (GBR) gave a superb performance throughout to claim the Gold medal in front of a supportive home crowd. Purvis was closely followed by the recently crowned European Champion, Phillip Boy (GER), whose fall on Vault cost him the title. The bronze went to Rafael Martinez from Spain who performed some exciting routines to please the crowd. Britain’s Sam Hunter finished down in 8th position whilst wildcard Daniel Keating’s (GBR) used the competition to enter back onto the World stage following a serious knee injury, although he could not be counted in the overall rankings, Keatings put in a very promising performance- 87.366. (From BG Website copyright BG)

Hannah Whelan of GB at the Glasgow World cup

Photos can be viewed and purchased from  www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





European Gymnastics Championships Berlin 5.4.11 – 10.4.11

15 04 2011

Travelled to Berlin to cover these Championships for British Gymnastics. Enjoyed my week in Berlin and success again for Britain with Beth Tweddle capturing the Gold Medal on bars. Daniel Purvis took Bronze in the Mens All Around finals.

Beth Tweddle on Winners Podium

Daniel Purvis in action for GB

Hannah Whelan in action for GB

Marcel Nguyen in action for Germany

Further photos can be viewed and purchased at  www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk   Contact  f2images@gmail.com