Stamp selected for Youth Olympics!
NTGA is delighted to announce that Andrew Stamp has been selected to represent Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6-18 October 2018.
Organised by the International Olympic Committee and taking place every four years as a youth version of the Olympic Games Argentina will host the third instalment of the Youth Olympic Games, welcoming around 4,000 athletes from over 200 nations to the host city Buenos Aires.
The Games are the pinnacle sporting event for any junior athlete and they provide an invaluable opportunity for athletes to gain an Olympic experience at a multi-sport event in the hope of one day reaching the senior version. Andrew is part of Team GB’s 42 strong team of athletes, competing in a total of 17 sporting events.
Andrew secured Team GB a male trampoline place for the Youth Olympic Games earlier this year in April at the Junior European Championships however he had an anxious wait to confirm whether he would be heading to Argentina after the selection process, but the British Olympic Association has today announced that he will be the British male trampoline gymnastics representative.
With only twelve trampoline gymnastic places available world-wide Andrew will compete against the world’s best 14 to 18 year olds. He is already an experienced gymnast with an impressive honours list including three World junior medals and a European junior medal and already has some Games experience after being selected to attend Rio 2016 as part of the BOA’s Olympic Ambitions Programme.
Sixteen-year-old Andrew, who travels to train in Northampton from his home in Market Harborough six days every week said:
“I still can’t quite believe the selection but I’m super excited for the opportunity to learn and represent my country and British Trampolining at the Youth Olympic Games. I can’t wait for the experience.”
It has also been announced that NTGA Performance Director Harvey Smith will travel to Buenos Aires as coach for trampoline and team leader for Gymnastics. Harvey added:
“I’m truly honoured to be selected to represent Team GB at the Youth Olympics, it is certainly a career highlight so far and I hope the first of many to come. For Andrew, it’s the next step in his already impressive journey and a fantastic opportunity to participate in a multi-sport event and experience a Games environment. The selection is a testament to Andrew’s work rate and dedication to the sport, along with his family’s commitment, and I wish him every success.”
Andrew will be the first NTGA member to compete at a Youth Olympic Games and the first member to compete at an IOC recognised event since Jaime Halsey (Moore) at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Congratulations to Andrew and his family on his selection for the Youth Olympic Games and congratulations to Harvey on his selection as coach. Everyone at NTGA extends their very best wishes.
Read the full announcement on the Team GB website here.