Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Previously unpublished: the interview, part 1

Following Dan’s interview with the Northamptonshire Telegraph, published in the New Year, we thought we’d take a look at some of the other answers from Dan on the day. The first instalment is below:

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2012 was a mixed year for you, how did you keep yourself motivated?

Daniel Keatings:
Obviously it was very disappointing to not be picked for the Olympics as competing in your own country is everything you dream of. That said, there were a lot of positives as my team showed its strength and there’s a huge sporting legacy for gymnastics to carry on succeeding.

Check back every couple of weeks for new Q&As from Dan’s interview!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Birthday 'celebrations'

Dan tells Opus Energy blog readers about how he 'celebrated' his 23rd birthday, his next trip overseas, and his New Year resolution.

Here's an extract from the blog:

This year, just like every other year, I found myself celebrating my 23rd Birthday in the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall and, as per usual, we kicked off the New Year by being pulled, poked and prodded by the GB medical and coaching staff.... 

Read all about it in his latest Opus Energy blog.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Dan’s top 5: Festive foods

The obligatory New Year detox is well underway for lots of people, so we thought we’d reminisce on why! Here are Dan’s top 5 festive foods:

  • Christmas breakfast fry up
  • Roast potatoes in duck fat
  • Mince pies
  • Gateaux
  • Champagne

Friday, 4 January 2013

Dan’s interview about Opus Energy's sponsorship

You may remember that Dan was interviewed by the Northampton Evening Telegraph last month – there’s a photo from the day on this Opus Energy blog. The interview has now been published! If you didn’t pick up a copy of the paper yourself yesterday, you can read it below:

Thursday, 3 January 2013

2012, an emotional roller coaster

Dan treats Opus Energy blog readers to a detailed insight into the highs and lows of 2012 for him. It's been emotional to say the least!

To whet your appetite, here's a snippet about March:

... What another high. My Pommel was showing some real consistency, and there was only 8 weeks until the European Championships. Bring it on!

But then, disaster strikes.

On 27th March I was back in my gym in Huntingdon after a much needed day's rest, only for disaster to strike and bring me crashing down to earth....

As if that's not enough, Opus Energy blog readers also hear the very happy news which Dan ended the year on. Congratulations Dan from us of us here at Opus Energy!

Read all about it in his latest Opus Energy blog.