Daniel Keatings is a British all-around gymnast who is playing a key role in raising the profile of British gymnastics.
Dan has represented Scotland at the2006 Commonwealth Gamesand Great Britain at both the2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championshipsand the2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. 2010 saw Dan make history when he won Great Britain's first ever senior European Championship gold medal on the pommel horse the day after he helped GB to win a historic silver medal in the team competition.
Aged just 22, with strong performances at European and World events, the Scottish born gymnast had a difficult 2011 season because of an eight month layoff through injury. Despite the long absence Dan seriously challenged for a place in Team GB for London 2012 with some strong performances in the months leading up to the 2012 Games. In March 2012 Dan reached the final of the Pommel Horse apparatus at the Turnier der Meister FIG Challenge Cup and produced a quality routine that scored 15.775, enough for the silver medal. At the British Championships in June 2012, Dan finished third in the all-around event ahead of Kristain Thomas and Max Whitlock, however despite the consistency shown the long injury layoff was enough to deter selectors and Dan was named as the first reserve for the Team GB gymnastics team. Dan’s sights are now firmly set on maintaining his high level of performance leading up to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and beyond that the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A great public speaker and confident young man, Dan is a fantastic ambassador for his sport and is no stranger to the spotlight. Through a number of ever increasing ambassadorial and media roles Dan is set to raise the profile of British Gymnastics over the coming years.