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Gymnastics Squad Flourish in Delhi Despite Losing 2 of the Team

The Gymnastic Team

Alex Hedges Gets Into Final 24

The depleted Isle of Man Gymnastics squad were in action for the first time yesterday under immense pressure to perform with a team of just three.

Against teams of five, Alex Hedges, Adam Hedges and Mukunda Measuria exceeded their original pre-Games target.

The top 24 individuals in the team event qualify for the final, with Alex Hedges finishing 21st.

He said 'I had a really solid day – no mistakes and I’ve done what I needed to do. Now it’s back in the gym tomorrow to prepare for the final tomorrow.'

Gymnastics Manager, Haresh Measuria reflected on the culmination of a difficult seven days, ‘That’s a really solid finish to a traumatic week. I’m really pleased to have beaten our target. Once we lost Joe, we knew it was going to be very tough.  The plan was to be ‘clean and cautious’, to maintain routines and to ensure dismounts were solid. To have attained 213.5 with the bare minimum team is a very satisfying result.’

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