Keatings secures bronze

Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club's Daniel Keatings performs on pommel horse during the Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics British Championships at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 23, 2012. See PA story GYMNASTICS Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire.
Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club's Daniel Keatings performs on pommel horse during the Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics British Championships at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 23, 2012. See PA story GYMNASTICS Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire.
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Daniel Keatings admits it will be a “close call” for him to be selected for the Team GB gymnastics team for this year’s Olympics.

The Corby gymnast took senior all-around bronze at the British Championships in Liverpool as he put his recent injury woes behind him to score 90.700 and impressing particularly on parallel bar (15.550) and pommel (15.450).

Daniel Purvis retained his British title scoring a huge 91.550 points to be crowned champion for the third successive year.

Sam Oldham claimed the silver and all gymnasts will now have an anxious wait before finding out whether they will be competing in London.

The selection is made on July 4 and Keatings said: “I’m just so happy!

“The past couple of months have been really tough for me battling through injury but I’ve tried to stay positive and this was always the focus.

“I knew today I had to smash it and prove to everyone that I’m still right up there with the best, my aim was to get over 90 points and I did that.

“There were times when I didn’t think it would happen so to be back and produce clean routines under pressure feels great.

“I just hope I’ve done enough to get on the team but with the talent in the squad I know it’s going to be a close call.”