- Steve Frew
gymnastname= Steve Frew
birthdate= birth date and age|1973|02|06
Steve Frew (born
6 February 1973, Falkirk) is a Scottish gymnast.
He took gold in the men's rings at the
2002 Commonwealth Gamesin Manchester, Englandat the age of 30. He competed in his fifth Games in Melbournein 2006, where he narrowly missed out on bronze in the team event.
His 2002 victory was significant as he had only been able to devote himself to gymnastics part time, owing to limited funding for the sport in Scotland. As such, he was only expected to take bronze at best. Frew has since spoken out against the chronic underfunding of gymnastics in Scotland. [ [http://www.sportinglife.com/commonwealth_games/gymnastics/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=commonwealth/02/07/29/COMMONWEALTH_Gymnastics_Frew.html "Sporting Life" article] ]
Frew has also appeared as a competitor on television in the
BBC Threeseries "Hercules", and was a member of the team representing Glasgowin the ITVgame show "Simply the Best".
Steve Frew also opened Auchterarder Gymnastics Club and coaches the boys on a Tuesday night.
* [http://www.stevefrew.co.uk/ website]
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