Emil BarberMen's Artistic Gymnast
Born: 7 May, 2000 in Bournemouth
School: Cwmtawe Comprehensive / Llandarcy Academy of Sport
First Started: Aged nine at Swansea GC
Current Club: Swansea GC
Highlights. . . Welsh champion on vault and floor in 2022, won gold on vault at 2019 Northern Europeans. Part of the Wales men’s team who won Northern Europeans team gold in 2021 and team silver in 2019. Second on vault at the 2018 British Championships (Under 18).
Birmingham 2022: Having been a travelling reserve four years earlier, Emil won an army of new fans at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, impressing as he qualified for individual finals on vault and on floor – only agonisingly missing out on the medals in the latter where he finished 4th.