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2013
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Leeds Gymnastics Club flying high in post-London 2012 boom
















The Leeds Gymnastics Club elite senior gymnasts put on a display as part of the one-year anniversary celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic Games.



Previously operated by the council and hindered by not having a home of their own, in January 2012 the Leeds Gymnastics Training Scheme was transferred to the club to run, with backing from Leeds City Council and British Gymnastics to create a new permanent base in Seacroft.



Since making the change the club has gone from having approximately 200 members in April 2012 to now boasting over a thousand a year later.



Above are a selection of images from their training session:



Top two images - Matthew Firth

Third image - Jess Nicholson





The last three images are of 17-year-old Nile Wilson from Pudsey, who represented Great Britain at this year’s European Youth Olympics last month and marked himself out as a star of the future by returning home with three golds and one silver medal.



In the final image Nile is pictured with Leeds City Council executive member for leisure and skills Councillor Lucinda Yeadon.



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