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BAINES Frank (GBR)

Identity

Title
Mr
Gender
male
Lastname
BAINES
Firstname
Frank
Country
Great Britain
City
LIVERPOOL
Country of birth
Great Britain
Place of birth
Liverpool
Year of birth
1995
Height
-
Weight
-
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Facebook account
Twitter account
Instagram account

Nickname

Frank The Tank (Twitter profile, 13 Jun 2016)

Hobbies

Going to the cinema, watching movies. (Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Occupation

Athlete

Family

Partner Georgie Parker

Spoken languages

English

Club

Southport YMCA [England]

Coach

Jeff Brooks [personal]; Eddie van Hoof [national] (british-gymnastics.org, 01 Jan 2016; fig-gymnastics.com, 15 Oct 2015)

Sporting relatives

His younger brother Alfie has competed in artistic gymnastics at U14 international level, and his younger brother Sid has coached artistic gymnastics in Southport, England. (Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Injuries

He suffered a left ankle injury during the 2016 Scottish Championships. (scottishgymnastics.org, 27 Feb 2016)

He injured ligaments in his wrist during the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, forcing him to miss the pommel horse and rings events. (sportsmole.co.uk, 14 Jun 2015)

In August 2013 he broke four vertebrae in his neck and back after a training accident. He lost control of his dismount from the high bar and landed awkwardly on his head. He had to go to hospital where he was fitted with a back brace, which he had to wear for six weeks. He needed a total of 12 weeks rehabilitation. (missionsportsmanagement.com, 23 Feb 2014; heraldscotland.com, 16 Feb 2014; Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Start sporting career

He took up artistic gymnastics at age nine. (Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Reason for taking up the sport

"My friend tried to teach me tricks on the trampoline, and when I started to do things with my eyes closed my mum and dad thought it would be best to take me to a gym to learn it properly. At first people thought it was too late for me [starting at age nine], but I worked hard and proved I could make it to the top." (Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Ambitions

To compete at the Olympic Games. (Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement

Winning a gold medal in the junior all-around at the 2012 European Championships in Montpellier, France. (british-gymnastics.org, 09 Mar 2013; merchanttaylors.com, 29 May 2012)

Hero / Idol

British artistic gymnast Dan Purvis. (Gymnast e-zine, Feb 2014)

Last update : 2016-06-17

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.200
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.650
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.150
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.200
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.300
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.500
All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
84.332 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.700
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
12.800
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.500
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.066
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
84
Score Qualif.
29.766 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.900
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
79
Score Qualif.
-
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
80
Score Qualif.
-
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
79
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
171.362
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

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