Regini-Moran pays tribute to Fraser after gymnastics team gold

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Regini-Moran pays tribute to Fraser after gymnastics team gold

Great Yarmouth's Giarnni Regini-Moran paid tribute to team-mate Joe Fraser after England secured a famous team gymnastics gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Fraser should, by all norms of medical advice, be sat in front on the sofa with his feet up.

It's just five weeks since he ruptured his appendix and three since he fractured his foot.

He surely shouldn't really be driving a car, let alone flinging himself in gravity-defying dizzying spins.

However, it was going to need more than a second opinion to keep this local lad from appearing in front of his home crowd in Birmingham.

And along with James Hall, Jake Jarman and Courtney Tulloch, England defended their team gymnastics title, as Canada and a shell-shocked Cyprus completed the podium.

"What can you say about Joe, the man is an absolute legend," said Regini-Morgan. "He inspires this team with his attitude and that won felt really special.

"It's my first Commonwealth Games title and to do it at a home Games, that's going to take some topping.

"I'm just so proud of all of these guys, we're like a family, we're always there for each other. Joe's the sort of guy that picks you up when you're down, so watching him perform like that after everything he's been through is pretty special for us.

"It sounds like the thing you expect us to say after we've won but we really are a family, we're like brothers.

"My family were in the crowd, and I just wanted do to do well for them and this home crowd has been incredible, it gave me goosebumps."

However, Regini-Moran, 23, could have more golden nights to come at these Commonwealth Games, after he qualified to contest three individual apparatus finals - the floor, vault and parallel bars – next week.

"I’m feeling excited," he added.

"My target was to make floor, vault and parallel bars which I’d done, so I hit those targets and now it’s to go out there and enjoy it.

"Hopefully I can come away with a medal but the main thing for me is to go out there and enjoying every moment, that’s what we do this sport for. We do it to enjoy it and have fun. Hopefully all this hard work can pay off.

"Monday, I’ll have floor, Tuesday I’ll have the vault and parallel bars. It’s also my birthday so hopefully I can get myself a nice little birthday present."

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