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Men's artistic gymnastics, 2006 (1st of 5)

Men's artistic gymnastics, 2006

Wellington gymnast Mark Holyoake performs on the pommel horse, traditionally used only by males, during the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He was placed 11th in this event. At the following Commonwealth Games Holyoake was part of the New Zealand team which was placed 4th. In 2009 he peformed 65 rotations on the pommel horse in 60 seconds, setting a new world record. 

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Mark Derby, 'Indoor sports - Gymnastics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 17 Jun 2016