Penarth gymnast Josh Cook is Birmingham-bound after being selected for his second Commonwealth Games.

The 21-year-old, who also travelled to the Gold Coast in 2018, is part of Team Wales’s 13-strong gymnastics team heading to the West Midlands.

This summer’s event gets under way on July 28 and former Stanwell Comprehensive School pupil Cook, now studying at university in Illinois, will be one of five Welshmen looking to make history.

Cook, Brinn Bevan, Joe Cemlyn-Jones, Emil Barber and Jacob Edwards are bidding to win a first-ever men’s team gymnastics medal for Wales.

Wales’s five-strong women’s artistic selection consists of Mia Evans, Jea Maracha, Sofia Micallef, Mali Morgan and Poppy Stickler.

While the three rhythmic gymnasts selected are Gemma Frizelle, Elizabeth Popova and Lauryn Carpenter.

Speaking in February, Cook said: “I think having time to look back and reflect on the incredible experience the last Games provided me has made me appreciate and enjoy this process even more.

“Making it to a second Commonwealth Games has been one of my biggest goals over the last four years and so I think it’s fair to say it would mean a lot to represent Team Wales once again on such a big stage.

“Not to mention it’s in Birmingham, so we will have so many more friends and family members able to come and make the experience even more memorable.

“Of course, being four years older is four more years of experience and understanding, which hopefully will have translated into my gymnastics.”