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April Ambassador

Joe Cemlyn-Jones

Joe Cemlyn-Jones is one of Wales’ leading gymnasts as the current Northern European Champion on parallel bars and horizontal bar – his long term goal is to compete at the Olympics and get a team medal for Wales at the Commonwealth Games.

How did you get into gymnastics?

Was a very hyperactive kid so my parents sent me to the local gym to try and burn some energy!

How are you have you been coping during the lockdowns?

I found making a routine and writing down what you would like to achieve during the day really helped.

What has been your greatest sporting achievement?

Parallel bars and horizontal bar Northern European Champion.

What are your other interests outside of gymnastics?

Call of duty and Clash Royale! 🤣

What motivates you to train and compete at the elite level in sport?

I love gymnastics so every day I am doing something that I love and enjoy.

Do you have an athlete role model who inspired you?

My teammate Joe Fraser has got the hardest work rate which always pushes me to do more.

What advice do you have young athletes looking to get into athletics?

Make sure you enjoy what you do. Otherwise, it will get very hard to do the number of hours.

 Describe your perfect weekend.

Sun, BBQ, Beach and food!

How has Beet It Sport helped your performance?

I’ve been using Beet it juice drinks before all training session to help with my training performance. Every 1% counts!