GYMNASTICS: Luke Carson announces retirement from competitive gymnastics

Luke Carson
Luke Carson

Luke Carson has announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics following a long battle against injury.

The Lisburn man competed in last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow despite breaking his left leg on two occasions in the previous two years.

“With ongoing medical issues, I must accept it is impossible for me to compete again,” the 26-year-old said.

“With five World Championships, eight European Championships, many World Cups and British, Irish, Northern Irish and North European medals under my belt, I have had a wonderful career hitting highs most only dream about.”

Carson has been appointed as a head coach with Rathgael Gymnastics Centre.