mercredi 15 juillet 2015

Gymnast's profile - Bernard Pire

Credit: S. Raeymaeckers/L. Coremans

Date of birth: 19/08/1997 (17)
Club: La Nivelloise - CHN Mons
Favourite events: pommel horse and parallel bars

Bernard Pire is a newcomer to the Senior national team. He made his debut among the senior ranks just a few weeks ago, at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, where he finished in a beautiful 8th place finish with the team and was the second best Belgian gymnast. 

Earlier this year, he won the national title in the Junior ranks.

Credit: Sander Raeymaeckers/Liesbeth Coremans

In 2014, he was part of the team that was sent to the European Junior Championships in Sofia (Bulgaria), the first major championship for Bernard. Even though Bernard's international experience is not very long, there is no doubt that team Belgium will rely on him in the near future!

2015 - Summer Universiade (Gwangju): 8th (team), 26th (all-around), 40th (floor exercise), 27th (pommel horse), 58th (still rings), 36th (parallel bars), 45th (horizontal bar)
2015 - Belgian Junior Championships: 1st (all-around)
2014 - Belgian Junior Championships: 6th (all-around)
2014 - Rheintal Cup (Widnau): 1st (all-around)
2014 - European Junior Championships (Sofia): 7th (team)
2014 - Coupe Avenir Malmedy Juniors: 2nd (team), 3rd (all-around), 3rd (floor exercise), 2nd (pommel horse), 2nd (parallel bars), 2nd (horizontal bar)
2013 - Belgian Junior Championships: 5th (all-around)
2012 - Belgian Junior Championships: 11th (all-around)
2012 - Coupe Avenir Malmedy Juniors: 12th (all-around), 1st (pommel horse)

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