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Former Deepings School pupil Jake Jarman wins three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games



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Gymnast Jake Jarman insists he won't be sitting back and relaxing after winning his third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games on Monday afternoon.

The former Deepings School pupil followed up his team success for England and first place in the individual all-around event by striking gold again in the men's floor competition.

His score of 14.666 continued the remarkable run for the 20-year-old at the showpiece event in Birmingham.

Jake Jarman (58366016)
Jake Jarman (58366016)

Jarman said: "I'll never get used to this feeling.

"I have said it multiple times, but the atmosphere in here is amazing, it’s something else.

"To be able to come out here and experience it every time is really special.

"It’s a huge confidence boost to know everyone here is supporting the gymnastics community.

"If someone had told me last week I would have three gold medals, I'd have thought they were crazy. I just want to keep the momentum going, I'm not going to sit back and relax."

Jarman saw his years of practice at the Huntingdon club pay off in the routine that secured his third gold medal.

Jake Jarman (58366018)
Jake Jarman (58366018)

He added: "A few of the tumbles I have been working on are very difficult.

"I’ve been practicing them for years and to put them together in a routine takes a lot of time, a lot of hours.

"You go through a few injuries here and there but I can proudly say I’ve just done one of the best routines in my life so far. I can’t wait for the next one.

"We have an amazing group of boys, the team spirit is something really special and you can’t replicate that."

Jarman is the youngest male competitor in the England team and is among the favourites to win Tuesday's vault competition.



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