Keatings’ focus remains on London

Great Britain's Daniel Keatings wins gold on the pommel horse during the European Artistic Championships at the NIA, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 25, 2010. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.
Great Britain's Daniel Keatings wins gold on the pommel horse during the European Artistic Championships at the NIA, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 25, 2010. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.
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Daniel Keatings remains fully focused on claiming a place in the Great Britain gymnastics squad for the London Olympics.

The Corby star, a former World Championship silver medalist, missed the recent European Championships in Montpellier due to an ankle injury.

However, Keatings insists missing the event was the right thing to do as he still has three qualifying events to cement his place in the Team GB squad, which will be announced on July 14.

The 22-year-old said: “ When I found out about the injury it did have a big effect on me but it was a decision made by me, my coach and our technical director.

“I soon picked myself up and realised it was a good decision as it will help me concentrate on qualifying for the Olympics in the upcoming events.

“It has been impossible to ignore the hype around the Olympics and my coach has literally been counting down the days.

“Everyone is talking to about it and people are actually sopping me in the street to ask how everything is going. It is getting really exciting, but nerve wracking at the same time.”