Jacob EdwardsMen's Artistic Gymnast
Born: 16 April, 2003 in Wrexham
School: Darland High School; Coleg Cambria
First Started: At age of five at Newcastle Gymnastics Academy
Current Club: City of Birmingham
Highlights. . . British Under 16 all-around champion in 2019; Part of Wales men’s team who won Northern Europeans silver in 2019 and then gold in 2021.
Birmingham 2022: Despite finishing with a good enough score in individual qualification, Jacob had looked to have narrowly missed out on a place in the all-around final due to the two gymnast per country rule. However the late injury withdrawal of Joe Cemlyn-Jones handed Jacob a starting berth for the final – and he certainly grasped the opportunity, to finish in 10th place.
DID YOU KNOW . . .
Jacob realised his dream of competing at the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham 2022 and, in doing so, followed in the footsteps of older brother Matthew Hennessey, who represented Team Wales at Delhi 2010.