Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A personal note from Dan

Following his gold medal win in the pommel horse final at the European Gymnastics Championships this weekend, Dan Keatings has got in touch with a personal message for Opus Energy:

“I’m absolutely buzzing!!! After a difficult two years with injuries I finally got a chance to defend my European pommel horse crown that I won in 2010.

“After a slight error in qualifications I found myself scraping into the final in last place and I knew that I would have to put in a faultless routine in the final if I was to have any chance of reclaiming the Pommel Horse title. Well the rest is now history as I executed a near perfect routine to claim back my European crown at the first opportunity and not only that but I also beat the reigning Olympic champion and the Olympic bronze medallist in the final.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to send a huge thank you to Opus Energy for continuing to support me through what has possibly been the toughest two years of my sporting career.

“Thanks for your support.”

Look out for Dan’s next video blog for Opus Energy Challenge, which we’ll receive next week!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Congratulations to Dan!

Dan Keatings won a gold medal in the pommel horse final at the at the European Gymnastics Championships this weekend!

Dan says: "I was disappointed not to have made the Olympic Team last year but did the only thing that I knew I could and that was to train harder than ever and prove that I am still on track for Rio 2016. I am so glad to have won in such a tough field, beating 2 Olympic medallists along the way."

We can't wait to hear from Dan with more details when we receive his next blog, due next week! To see his last blog on the Opus Energy Challenge website, click here.

Dan Keatings (right) wins Gold in Pommel Final of European Championships Max Whitlock Bronze (left)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Will Dan win a medal this weekend?

Dan has successfully qualified at the European Gymnastics Championships, meaning he will be competing at the weekend in the pommel horse final.

Dan tweeted: “Yay bit wobbly but still made the pommel final!! Now to iron out those mistakes over the next few days and smash it up :)”

To keep up-to-date with how Dan gets on at the weekend, keep an eye on his Twitter account @DanKeatings.

On behalf of the Opus Energy team, we wish you the best of luck Dan!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Jetting off to the European Champs!

Dan finds time to catch up with Opus Energy Challenge video blog followers as he waits to board his flight to Russia, ahead of the all-important European Gymnastics Championships this week.

Watch his video blog here.

He's waiting to find out what day’s he’ll be competing, so keep your eyes on the British Gymnastics website for updates.

Good luck Dan!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Great news for Dan!

It's clear that all of the hard work and training has paid off as last week it was announced that Dan has been selected for the 2013 European Artistic Gymnastic Championships.

The Championships are set to be held on 14th - 22nd April in Moscow. Great Britain will be represented by six men and four women, where competition will take place for both all-around and individual apparatus titles.

You can read more about Dan making the team on the Team GB website.