Alice Kinsella has done the family proud, says Walsall man Liam
Walsall defender Liam Kinsella is ‘really proud’ of his sister Alice after her achievements at the Commonwealth Games.
Gymnast Alice won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the Gold Coast Games, which ran from April 4 to 15.
It was the 17-year-old’s first Commonwealth games, and 22-year-old Saddlers man Liam said: “The family are well proud of her.
“I couldn’t wait to see her to give her a big hug and say well done. She got the gold on beam -–I had to get up at 6.45am to watch it but it was worth it.
“She got silver in the team event all-round and bronze in the individual all-round, so she’s doing very well.
“She’s been doing gymnastics since she was five or six years old and this is what she has been working towards.
“She practices five days a week and does so many hours – probably 36-40 hours a week – and the hard work has paid off.
“She has waited so long for this opportunity and to go to the Commonwealth Games and get those medals, I’m really proud of her.”
On what’s next for Alice, Liam added: “She has to get straight back into it and practice for the European Championships in August in Glasgow. Hopefully she can do well in those competitions and that can put her in good stead for the Olympics.”