Danny Purvis

Training under the expert tutelage of Jeff Brookes at Southport YMCA and Andrei Popov at the British gymnastics HQ in Lilleshall, 22 year old Daniel was ranked Men’s Artistic Gymnast World number 1 in 2011.

 

Dan first competed for GB at the Junior European Championships in 2006. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dan was generally regarded as the bona fide engine room of the Men’s Artistic Gymnastic team as he was the only member of the team to compete in all six rotations in the Olympic final. With the team requiring three solid floor routines to guarantee a medal, Dan displayed great courage and skill in a near faultless routine which, combined with the other scores, contributed towards the British team winning their first Olympic team medal in 100 years.