Clyde 1’s George Bowie and Shebahn Littlejohn put on a gymnastics display at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena today to promote next month’s Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics event.
Glasgow has been named as one of only four host cities for the newly revamped Federation of International Gymnastics World Cup events in 2011 and 2012. The city beat off tough competition from around the world to join Stuttgart (Germany), Jacksonville (USA) and Tokyo (Japan) in staging the prestigious events over the next two years.
A new spectator focussed format will see the world’s top gymnasts battle it out over two sessions: the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics All Round Final and the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics All Round Final at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday 16 April. Participation is limited to the world's top eight ranked male and female gymnasts.
The World Cup promises to be a day of not only world-class gymnastics but real family friendly fun with Clyde 1 set to entertain the crowd on the day. And to help show that gymnastics is a sport that can be enjoyed by all the family Clyde 1’s George and Shebhan went head to head in a series of five challenges on the pommel horse, floor and beam today.
George said: “Some of the world’s top athletes will be at the Kelvin Hall next month for the Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics but I think Shebahn and I showed we have what it takes to put on a good show. The World Cup promises to be a real family friendly event and Clyde 1 will be down on the day to help keep the crowd entertained.”
Shebahn said: “Going up against George wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be. I think he showed that everyone can get involved in gymnastics and I’m sure the public will see that when the come along to the Kelvin Hall next month.”
Tune in to Clyde 1’s Breakfast Show next week (21-25 March) to find out who triumphed in the gymnastics challenge at the Kelvin Hall.
Glasgow Life is staging the events on behalf of Glasgow City Council with funding from EventScotland and UK Sport’s World Class Events programme supported by the National Lottery. Tickets for the Saturday 16 April 2011 competition at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena start at just £3 for children, £10 for adults and £25 for families (2 adults and 3 children) and are available from www.glasgowworldcup.com
or by telephoning 0141 353 8000.