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Corral Gains Pre-Olympic Insight From U.K.-Based Training
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As Mexican gymnast Daniel Corral heads toward his second Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro, he told IG his current training stint with the British national team in England has offered him insight and confidence.

“The main thing is that they have a solid system,” said Corral, who earned a berth to the Rio Games when he placed sixth all-around at the Olympic test event held in Rio in April. “Everyone follows it and works for the same goal.”

The British men should challenge for a team medal in Rio. They placed third at the 2012 Games in London, fourth at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning and second at the 2015 Worlds in Glasgow.

Corral is also a Rio medal candidate. He placed fifth on parallel bars at the 2012 Games, tied for the silver medal on pommel horse at the 2013 Worlds in Antwerp, and was first reserve for the floor exercise final at the 2015 Worlds in Glasgow.

Read “Sensitive Warrior,” an interview with Corral, in the April 2016 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the digital and/or print editions, or order back issues, click here.

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