Adam McAssey

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Adam McAssey
Country represented United Kingdom
Born (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 28)[1]
Discipline Acrobatic Gymnastics
Level International
Club heathrow gymnastics club[1]
Head coach(es) neil Griffiths[1]
Assistant coach(es) andrew Griffiths[1]
Choreographer Nicola yellop[1]

Adam McAssey (18 April 1989)[1] is a British acrobatic gymnast who won the title of world men's fours champion with Adam Buckingham, Alex Uttley and Jonathan Stranks in July 2010 in Poland.[2] With partner Edward Upcott, McAssey achieved silver in the 2012 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships.[3]

McAssey was a member of Spelbound, the gymnastic group who rose to fame in 2010, winning the fourth series of Britain's Got Talent.[4][5][6] The prize was £100,000 and the opportunity to appear at the 2010 Royal Variety Performance.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Adam McAssey at the International Federation of Gymnastics
  2. ^ "British World Triumph in Poland". British Gymnastics. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2012. The last day of the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Wrozlaw, Poland was marked by truly unique British success - both our Men’s Pair and Men’s Four won World titles in their respective categories.
    •Men’s Pair: Douglas Fordyce & Edward Upcott
    •Men’s Four: Adam Buckingham, Adam McAssey, Alex Uttley, Jonathan Stranks
  3. ^ "2012 Lake Buena Vista ACRO World Championships : News". Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. 18 April 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2012. This is likely to be Upcott and McAssey's final performance performance in the amateur arena. Upcott, who won the 2010 World title with former partner Douglas Fordyce, and McAssey, a member of Britain's World title winning men's four the same year, are both retiring to pursue other projects. "It's been absolutely amazing," McAssey said of their journey in Acro earlier this week. 
  4. ^ "Prepare to be gobsmacked". The Press and Journal. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2012. Over 19million TV viewers flinched as they watched Edward Upcott soar over the heads of Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell. 
  5. ^ Millar, Paul (5 June 2010). "Spelbound win 'Britain's Got Talent'". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 June 2010. Having been the bookies' favourite for most of the series, the gymnast troupe beat comic dance duo Twist & Pulse. 
  6. ^ "Gymnast troupe Spelbound win Britain's Got Talent". BBC News. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010. Judge Simon Cowell said "the right boys and girls won on the night". He likened Spelbound's routine to an Olympic gold medal-winning performance and said it was one of the most astonishing things he had ever seen on live TV.