19. May 2014  
ECh / JECh, Men

PREWIEV: The 2014 MEN's Competitions

As in the previous week (Women's ECh) also in this week the first competition day is the junior qualification day!
On Thursday will follow the elite's qualifications for men's team decision on Saturday (- the best eight teams) and for each best apparatus finalists (8) on Sunday.
The juniors elect on Friday its all-around European champion and look for the best apparatus finalists on Sunday morning.
<< Great Britain's men's team is the defending nation for the European title. This competion will be the highlight of upcoming Saturday in the teamfinal of the eight best nations.

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Sam Oldham (GBR)

... and Sam Oldham  went on to say: The team is so well prepared and we know we have strong workers on all pieces of apparatus and can all contribute to the team,  first and foremost the team is the target and to defend our European title.The big focus for us all is to obviously to first make the GBR teams for these major events this year but definitely now I want to take medals so that what it’s about. Come the end of the year for the World Championships I was to be winning medals, I’m really looking forward to a big, big year.”
* source: British Gymnastics

The British Elite men's team starts with:
Kristian Thomas, Sam Oldham, Max Whitlock, Daniel Keatings and Daniel Purvis - begin their campaign on Thursday 22nd May with their qualification round whilst the British juniors look to take their fourth (!) straight team title when the championships begin Wednesday 21st.