Keyworth gymnast Sam Oldham was part of the successful England team at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but it came at a price. Oldham helped England into a strong position after the first events, with good scores on the floor and rings, which ultimately led to a gold medal. But he stumbled on when he landed from his vault on the second day and injured his ankle, being led out of the arena in a wheelchair. His team-mates stayed firm and England took the gold with a comfortable victory.
A statement by Team England said: “Sam will return home to commence his rehabilitation in order to return to full fitness. He is under the best possible medical supervision provided by British Gymnastics and the English Institute of Sport.”
The Women’s team also won gold, which included local resident Rebecca Downie, to cap a successful Commonwealth Games for England’s gymnasts.