Meet Gymnastic Planet supported gymnasts: OAKLEY BANKS
Oakley is a Junior Team GB gymnast. He trains at Pegasus gymnastics club (Maidstone, Kent). Oakley is a very promising Junior gymnast who will no doubt become a future star of British Gymnastics.
International Junior Team GB gymnast
4 international competitions,
All winning medals,
1st all around at his first international
Favourite apparatus - why do you love it?
My favourite apparatus varies with the new skills I learn, but I really like floor, simply because your able to show yourself and put some cool tricks together
I normally listen to music before a competition to ease myself and get prepared. I also like to visualise the routines before I perform.
In the future I want to go to an Olympics world championships and European championships and come away with medals for the country and myself.
My hero/heroes (gymnastics and/or others)
My hero’s in the gym are James Hall and Courtney Tulloch as I train with them and see the amount of work they put into reach their goals
Favourite song played in the gym:
I don’t have a favourite song in the gym, I just like listening to something with a beat as it keeps me going
What do you do when you are not in the gym?
When not in the gym I just relax and spend time with my family or play my Xbox
Quick Fire Questions:
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Determined, laid back and a team player
Texting or talking?
I like to text and talk to people, but talking is more what I like as you can express how you are as a person.
Gymnastic Planet preferred products
I really like the Reisport buckle handguards, chalk, wrist supports, and the Spieth equipment, it helps me through my training