This weekend will see Aberystwyth and Cardiff Central’s Andreas Adams compete at the British Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT Championships in Liverpool.
Andreas is the only Welsh Senior tumbler to compete in the British Championships and Welsh Gymnastics caught up with Andreas as he was preparing for the weekend.
WG - How are you feeling ahead of the competition?
AA – This is the third time I have competed at the British Championships so I am looking forward to it. I do know what to expect now and am really looking forward to seeing everyone who I have been competing against for the past few years.
WG – How has this year’s preparation been different for you?
AA – I have now left University – I was studying sport science at Loughborough University – and so am fitting training in while also working full time in Cardiff, so it is very different. I have to make sure that I have the energy at the end of the day to go and train, but ensure that I do so in a sensible way so I don’t get injured. The luxury of being able to train during the day has gone, so it’s been a big learning curve for me as I’m having to adapt my training to these new circumstances.
WG – What are your hopes for the competition?
AA – I set myself internal goals rather than look at medals and podium places – it’s less about the other people and more about my personal performance. So, I just want to complete two clean routines, get a decent score and I’ll be happy with that. If I get into the finals, that would be great as it’s not been the perfect build up for me as I’ve had a few injuries this year.
That’s the problem with tumbling, you only have around eight seconds to perform, so you really have to concentrate on yourself and do your best as you only have a short window of opportunity.
Welsh Gymnastics would like to thank Andreas for his time and wishes him all the best for the weekend.