Wales’ Ruby Evans named in Great Britain women’s team for Artistic World Championships
Ruby Evans has been named in the Great Britain women’s artistic team for the upcoming World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
Ruby, 16, will compete alongside Alice Kinsella, Georgia-Mae Fenton, Ondine Achampong and reigning World floor champion Jessica Gadirova at the Worlds which take place from 30th September – 8th October.
In securing her selection, Ruby is now set to become first Welsh women’s artistic gymnast to compete at a senior Worlds for 17 years.
The last to do so were Olivia Bryl and Lynette Lisle back in 2006.
Meanwhile Clwb Cymru Caerdydd team mate Poppy-Grace Stickler has been named as a reserve.
It has already been a memorable 2023 for Ruby – her first as a senior.
In February she marked her senior Great Britain debut with a silver medal on vault and bronze on the floor at the World Cup series event in Germany in February, before heading to Liverpool where she was crowned British vault champion as well as finishing fifth best senior in Britain in the senior all-around competition.
She will also be hoping to help the British women’s team achieve even more success, now less than a year out from the Paris 2024 Olympics.
In winning World silver in Liverpool last year, the best-ever result by a British women’s artistic team at a World Championships, it secured GB an Olympic place for Paris.
Then at the European Championships earlier this year, Great Britain’s women then bagged an historic first-ever women’s team gold.