Sky Scholar Joe Fraser thrilled at call-up for World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 21/09/17 12:56pm
Joe Fraser has revealed his delight at being named in the GB squad for next month's World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal.
It has been a crazy few days for the 18-year-old from Birmingham who was unveiled on Tuesday as one of the 10 new Sky Sports Scholars.
Fraser has made a rapid rise in the sport after grabbing the headlines in March when he won the national All-Around title in his first senior championship.
He said: "It's been an incredible week for me after starting out as a Scholar and I've got some unreal support already and I look forward to the future.
"To be selected for my first World Championships, though, is such an amazing achievement for me.
"Having come into the senior category this year I wanted to break into the senior team so to have been to a European Championships and be selected for the Worlds is a massive confidence boost.
"It just a makes me want to train harder so I can achieve as much as I can.
"I'm in a team surrounded by European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic medalists so training alongside them helps me push myself also. I'm really looking forward to getting out to Canada and competing."