|— Gymnast —|
|Full name||Daniel Scott Purvis|
|Country represented|| Great Britain
13 November 1990 |
|Discipline||Men's Artistic Gymnastics|
|Head coach(es)||Jeff Brookes & Andrei Popov|
Daniel Scott Purvis (born 13 November 1990 in Crosby, England) is an international elite artistic gymnast, and 3-time British all-around champion in Men's Artistic Gymnastics. He trains at Southport YMCA and is coached by Jeff Brookes and Andrei Popov.
During his time as a Junior he came 4th in the team for Great Britain at the Junior European Championships in Greece in 2006. Two years later in Lausanne he helped the British team win the Gold medal, and individually won the All-Around silver at the Junior European Championships again.
In 2010, Purvis became the British Men's All Around champion with Samuel Hunter. In the same year, he attended the European Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham, UK, and won a silver medal as part of the British team, and a bronze medal on floor. At the World Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he won another bronze medal on floor.
In 2011, Purvis once again won the All-Around title in the British Championships. He obtained a bronze medal in the all-around competition at the European Gymnastics Championships in Berlin, Germany; and won the 2011 FIG World Cup Event in Glasgow, beating Philipp Boy who later pipped him to 4th place at the World Championships in Tokyo At the World Championships In October, Great Britain's Men's team hoped to qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics but had a surprisingly awful time in the Preliminary rounds. Despite his teammates making several costly mistakes and falls, Purvis was a steady rock for the team performing consistently in every event, qualifying for the all-around finals. He came fourth in the All-Around competition, missing out on a medal by 0.323 marks. His performances in the World Cup competitions meant that he was the overall winner for the World Cup Series in 2011
Due to the British men's team failing to qualify to the Olympics at the World Championships in Tokyo, they were able to send a team to the Olympic Test event in London in January. Once again, Purvis gave a strong performance to help the team to qualify to the Olympics. Their qualifying score of 358.227 would have put them in 4th place going into team finals had they given the same performance in Tokyo. Purvis also got the highest All-Around score at the event, with teammates Kristian Thomas and Daniel Keatings taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In the apparatus finals he won Gold on Floor Exercise tied with Tomás González In May, Purvis led the British team in qualifications for the European Championships in Montpelier, despite having been ill with food poisoning the previous night. After only 3 hours sleep he started the competition on Vault and fell into a judge's lap. Echoing a performance given by US gymnast Paul Hamm at the 2004 Summer Olympics he rallied, and went on to qualify with the highest All-Around score. The team went onto win Britain's first team Gold in the finals. Although Purvis made the Floor finals, it was decided by the team coaches that he would not compete to give him a rest after having been ill earlier in the week. In June 2012, Purvis won the British Artistic Gymnastics Championships for the third consecutive time.
At the London Olympics, Purvis was part of the bronze medal-winning GB men's team, competing on 30 July 2012 at the North Greenwich Arena, and competed in the all around competition with team mate Kristian Thomas
On May 19–25, 2014, at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia. Purvis along with his teammates (Daniel Keatings, Sam Oldham, Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas) won Team Great Britain the silver medal behind Russia with a total score of 262.087 points. In event finals, Purvis won the bronze medal in floor (15.400).
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- http://www.british-gymnastics.org/site/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=2730&Itemid=27 British Gymnastics Media Guide for 2011 Worlds
- "Daniel Purvis takes bronze at the World Gymnastics Championships". Southport Visiter. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- Glasgow 2011 Results FIG ART World Cup 2011, Glasgow (GBR) 2011 Apr 14–17, Artistic Gymnastics Results, Men and Women
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/gymnastics/15236835.stm BBC Sport – British men fail to qualify for London 2012
- "Daniel Purvis narrowly misses out on world gymnastics medal". The Guardian. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/gymnastics/15909711.stm 27 Nov 2011 BBC News: Daniel Purvis wins 2011 World Cup series after taking bronze in the Tokyo Cup (Retrieved 11 Jan 2012)
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/gymnastics/16497612.stm BBC News 10 January 2012: Olympic gymnastics test event: Britain's men qualify for London 2012 (Retrieved 11 Jan 2012)
- http://www.fedintgym.com/microsites/12TestLondon/Results/RES/C73A_summary.pdf FIG Test Men's Results Summary – Retrieved 11 Jan 2012
- http://www.british-gymnastics.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2391&Itemid=97 British Gymnastics London Prepares test event – Apparatus finals day one
- BBC Sport: GB gymnast Daniel Purvis ends up in judge's lap http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18194717 24 May 2012
- British Gymnastics: MAG Euros day five – apparatus finals http://www.british-gymnastics.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2560&Itemid=97 27 May 2012
- "British Artistic Gymnastics Championships". Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Olympic gymnastics: bronze for GB as Japan win silver on appeal". BBC News. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- "Ablyazin, Wilson Dominate European Finals". international gymnast. Retrieved 25 May 2014.