Steve Frew

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Steve Frew
Country represented  Scotland
Born (1973-02-06) 6 February 1973 (age 44)
Falkirk
Hometown Grangemouth
Height 5 ft 8 in ( 1.73m )
Discipline Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Level Senior Elite International
Years on national team 20 years

Steve Frew (born 6 February 1973, Falkirk) is a Scottish gymnast. He has represented Scotland and Great Britain over 100 times at various International Gymnastics Competitions.

He took gold in the men's rings at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England at the age of 28. This was the first Gymnastics Commonwealth Games Gold Medal for Scotland, in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

He competed in his fifth Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006, where he qualified for the men's rings final.

His 2002 victory was significant as he had only been able to devote himself to gymnastics on a part-time basis, owing to limited funding for the sport in Scotland at that time.And as such,he was not identified as a possible medallist.Prior to his 2002 success, Steve worked as a fitness- Instructor at the Livingwell Health Club in Maida-Vale, London.

Steve Frew is a member of the Athletes Commission for Scotland,and as a member of the Glasgow 2014 Bid team,he travelled to Colombo, Sri Lanka to secure the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Frew visited Kinlochleven High School on 26 April 2012, as well as Invergordon Academy in the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative and visits many schools and organisations throughout the U.k working as an Athlete Mentor for the Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme, run by the Youth Sport Trust.

Frew has also appeared as a competitor on television in the BBC Three series Hercules, and was a member of the team representing Glasgow in the ITV game show Simply the Best.

Steve Frew opened Auchterarder Gymnastics Club in Perthshire, and as a patron he passes on his coaching skills on a regular basis.

During the London 2012 Olympic Games, he served as a Gymnastics commentator at the North Greenwich Arena.

As of 2 February 2017 Steve helps out in Aberdeen for active schools, helping children improve their sports and inspiring them, He works at schools such as Dyce Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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As of 2 February 2017, he helps out with an organisation for children's sports called active schools in Aberdeen. He works in schools such as Dyce Academy

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Dyce Academy