A triple Olympic champion believes gymnast Jake Jarman can reach new heights with a solid performance at this year’s World Gymnastics Championships. 

Jarman, who trained at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, is making his first appearance at the championships in Liverpool after winning four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games this summer. 

“Put him on a world stage like this, if he gets a result, that could be a snowball effect for him moving forward,” said Max Whitlock. 

“They need to go there, do their job, do what they know how to do and that can provide a springboard for them to go on and do more.” 

Whitlock will not be in action in Liverpool after taking a year out after last summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, when he almost quit gymnastics for good. 

But he feels Jarman, 20 of Peterborough, can play a key role in Great Britain’s latest crop of talent. 

“We’re a team where if we find something that might help someone else, we’ll tell them,” said Whitlock. 

“They are grafters; these gymnasts are in the gym so many hours a week, dedicated, committed.   

“It’s not rocket science; they have got what they want to do and they are working hard towards it.  

“They all have massive potential to come out with medals.” 

Jarman won four gold medals at the Commonweath Games in Birmingham before earning another two, plus a bronze, at the European Championships in Munich in August. 

He hopes to gain more success alongside teammates James Hall, Giarnni Regini-Moran and Joe Fraser amongst the world’s best as they seek a first team medal at Olympic or world level since 2015. 

“This is a real test to see where we are at,” Whitlock added. 

“In 2015, we came second but we haven’t got a team medal since at an Olympics or the worlds; we have always come fourth or fifth.   

“I really want to see these guys break that mould and get that bronze medal that’s really up for grabs.” 

*The World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool will be one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in the city.  

Over 500 gymnasts from more than 70 countries will compete at the M&S Bank Arena from October 29 to November 6. 

Tickets are available at: https://www.2022worldgymnastics.com/tickets.