KEATINGS Daniel
Great Britain
GBR
Title
Mr
Lastname
KEATINGS
Firstname
Daniel
Gender
male
Country
Great Britain
Place of birth
Kettering
Year of birth
1990 (34 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Dan, Danny, Keatings (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Hobbies
Football, spending time with his friends and family, playing computer games, supporting English football team Liverpool. (Twitter profile, 17 Apr 2014; telegraph.co.uk, 02 Aug 2011)
Occupation
Athlete
Family
Partner Steph Donativo
Spoken languages
English
Club
Huntingdon GC [England]
Coach
Paul Hall [club] (huntingdon-gymnastics.org, 21 Mar 2016)
International senior debut
2006 for Scotland, Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia (Facebook page, 14 Aug 2013)
Injuries
In April 2012 he damaged ligaments in his ankle. The injury forced him to miss the 2012 European Championships in Montpellier, France. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Jul 2012; metro.co.uk, 13 Apr 2012)

In March 2010 he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee after landing awkwardly in training. The injury required surgery and it took him 15 months to return to action. (danielkeatings.com, 09 Oct 2011; telegraph.co.uk, 01 Apr 2011; bbc.co.uk, 25 May 2010)

In May 2007 he suffered a back injury after falling from the high bar during an event in Moscow, Russia. (Evening Telegraph 02 Aug 2007; International Gymnast, 02 Aug 2007)

He suffered three stress fractures in his back when he fell from the high bar at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. He took a year to fully recover from the injury. (danielkeatings.co.uk, 31 Jul 2009; scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com, 27 Apr 2008)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age five in Corby, England. (Athlete, 09 Jan 2012)
Reason for taking up the sport
His father wanted to enrol him in kickboxing classes, but the insurance did not cover him because he was too young so his mother enrolled him in gymnastics classes instead. (Athlete, 09 Jan 2012)
Hero / Idol
Japanese artistic gymnast Hiroyuki Tomita, US boxer Muhammad Ali, British rower Steve Redgrave. (danielkeatings.co.uk, 31 Jul 2009; NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Additional information
Awards
He was named 2010 Northamptonshire [England] Sports Personality of the Year. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Nov 2010)

He was named 2009 Senior Male Artistic Gymnast of the Year at the Scottish Gymnastics Awards. (scottishgymnastics.org, 12 Jul 2011)

He won the 2009 Inspirational Performance of the Year at the BBC East Sports Awards. (opusenergycommunity.com, 09 Dec 2009)

General
LONDON 2012 DISAPPOINTMENT
He missed out on selection for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, despite having been part of the team that helped Great Britain qualify a full team for the Games. "To just miss out [on Olympic selection] sucked all the life and energy out of me. At the [2012] British championships I got two golds and three bronzes, I got two silvers at grand prix that year, and personally I thought that would have been enough to make the team, but obviously in other people's eyes it wasn't." (bbc.co.uk, 28 Mar 2014; bbc.co.uk, 04 Jul 2012)

CONSIDERED QUITTING THE SPORT
The injury he sustained at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, continued to trouble him for the following year, and even made him consider giving up artistic gymnastics. "I seriously considered quitting. After eight weeks of complete rest it was purely my love of the sport that made me return. It was very slow at first and I wasn't convinced I would ever return to my previous level, but I kept improving slowly." (danielkeatings.co.uk, 31 Jul 2009)

NATIONAL FIRSTS
He was the first British artistic gymnast to win a medal in the all-around event at the world championships when he won silver in London, England, in 2009. He was also the first British gymnast to win a senior gold medal on the pommel horse at the European championships when he won in Birmingham, England, in 2010. (express.co.uk, 09 Oct 2011)

Last update : 2016-09-15

Olympic Games

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
20
Score Final
89.000 
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
88.950 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
15.175
World Championships

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
87.465 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
15.000
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
8
Score Final
15.133
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
15.333
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
109
Score Qualif.
13.933
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
14.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.166
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
269.170
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
357.193

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
233
Score Qualif.
14.033 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
42
Score Qualif.
14.033

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
51
Score Qualif.
84.205 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
14.866
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
14.066
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
100
Score Qualif.
13.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
135
Score Qualif.
13.408
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
162
Score Qualif.
12.166
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
348.742

2009 - 41st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
88.925 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
88.400 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
14.700
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
14.425
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
14.250
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.875
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.400

2007 - 40th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.750
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
125
Score Qualif.
29.899 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.633
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
15.266
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
265.953
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
267.076

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
89
Score Qualif.
28.258 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.600
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
15.225
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
13.033
World / Challenge Cup

2014 - 38th Turnier Der Meister World Challenge Cup 2014 COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.633
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.525
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.000
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.433
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.350
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.500
Test Events Olympic Games

2012 - XXX Olympic Games - Test Events LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
89.015 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.716
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.233
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.533
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.533
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
358.227
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-