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Hockenhull On Right Course For Success
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Last month’s European Games in Baku were British gymnast Georgina Hockenhull’s second major multi-sport competition, but if her recent success outside the gym was anything to go by, she was right on course for success.

In May, Hockenhull passed her driving test – albeit at the second attempt.

"I was really nervous on the first try, so I kept making mistakes," said the 18-year-old Hockenhull, a double bronze medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games who went on to place sixth on balance beam in Baku. "Then for the second one I was much calmer." Gymnastics training helped Hockenhull steer clear of problems when she repeated her test.

"For the second time I thought of it more as a competition, so I did the same breathing techniques and things I would for that," she said.

IG’s John Crumlish was a Games News Service reporter at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Read on-scene coverage of the Games in the July/August 2015 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital editions, click here.

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