Giarnni Regini-Moran

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Giarnni Regini-Moran
Full nameGiarnni Regini-Moran
Country represented Great Britain
Born (1998-08-02) 2 August 1998 (age 21)
Great Yarmouth
HometownGravesend
ResidenceKent, England
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Giarnni Regini-Moran (born 2 August 1998) is a British artistic gymnast. He is the 2014 Youth Olympic All-around, floor and vault champion, the 2016 European Junior All-around and floor champion and 2014 European Junior floor champion.

Biography[edit]

His father, Glenn Moran, is of Irish descent and his mother, Kerri Regini, is of Italian descent. They moved to the Europa Centre in Crayford where Giarnni trains with coach Pete Etherington. Regini-Moran began competitive gymnastics in 2004. He studied at St John's Catholic School and his favorite sportsman is David Beckham.

Career[edit]

Junior[edit]

In 2013, Regini-Moran's international breakthrough began at the competition in Brasilia, Brazil for the 2013 Gymnasiade, he won gold in floor exercise, bronze in parallel bars and with Team Britain winning the silver medal. In 2014, Regini-Moran won the British Junior all-around title under 16 years.[1] He was a member of the British Team (together with teammates Brinn Bevan, Joe Fraser, Gaius Thompson and Nile Wilson) that won the gold medal at the 2014 European Junior Championships, he qualified for the floor finals, winning the gold medal.

Regini-Moran was selected to represent Great Britain in men's gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. He won the all-around gold medal ahead of Russia's Nikita Nagornyy and the USA's Alec Yoder.[2] He qualified for four event finals and won two gold medals (vault, floor) and two bronze (parallel bars, high bar).[3]

On 25-29 May 2016 Regini-Moran competed at the 2016 European Junior Championships where Team Great Britain (together with Donell Osbourne, Joe Fraser, Jamie Lewis, Joshua Nathan) won gold ahead of Russia, he also won gold in the all-around ahead of Russia's Andrey Makolov. In the apparatus finals, Regini-Moran won gold in floor, silver in vault, parallel bars and finished 5th in rings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilson and Regini-Moran take men's junior British titles". British Gymnatics. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. ^ Hope, Nick (19 August 2014). "Youth Olympics: Gymnastics gold for Giarnni Regini-Moran". BBC Sports. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Regini-Moran and Nagornyy shine again as gymnastics programme ends with a flourish". Olympic.org. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.

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