Nile Wilson: Great Britain capable of World Gymnastics medal

Nile Wilson
Nile Wilson won five gold medals at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nile Wilson believes Great Britain can win a medal at the World Gymnastic Championships in Glasgow.

Wilson has been named alongside London 2012 medallists Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas and Daniel Purvis in a strong squad.

"We are pushing for a team medal having come fourth in China last year," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"We're certainly capable of a bronze medal and that is our focus."

Wilson, who won four medals at the 2014 Glasgow Games, added: "I've got great memories there and I'm excited to get back in there.

"The competition also acts as qualification for the Olympics, so it's really big."

The Leeds athlete returned from wrist surgery to compete in the European Games in Baku in June.

Despite failing to medal in Azerbaijan, he believes the disappointment will spur him on.

"It didn't go to plan but my mindset is that the mistakes I made there are just another stepping stone," he added.

"Not every competition will go your way and that is just part of sport. The competitions since then have felt fantastic and I think without that result in Baku I might not have done as well.

"It gave me a kick up the bum and it was a good learning experience."

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