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Wolves Welcome Commonwealth Games Hero


10:18 9th August 2014

Kristian Thomas pitchside at half time

Wolves fans at Sunday’s game with Norwich will get the chance to congratulate the city’s gymnastics medal-winner Kristian Thomas when he takes to the pitch at half time.

Wolves fan Thomas was part of an Olympic parade at Molineux two years ago after winning team bronze for Great Britain in London, but did even better at the recent Commonwealth Games by landing a team gold and two individual silvers for England, in the vault and horizontal bar events.

The 25-year-old from Wednesfield, who attended St Edmund’s School next to Wolves’ Compton training ground, will be at the game with his family as a guest of the club.

“The Commonwealth Games was great for me and a really special occasion to win some medals,” says Thomas.

“Winning the team gold, and then following it up with two silvers, was fantastic.

“And it was a great atmosphere up in Scotland.

“It will be nice to be at the Wolves game on Sunday – it’s always difficult for me to get to games with my training and competitions but I’m always looking out for the results.

“Last season was particularly good because most of the games were at 3 o’clock on a Saturday so I was able to keep an eye on the results – and often the three points!

“It will be nice to get out on the pitch at half time and thank everyone for their support – and hopefully the team will start with a win as well.”

Thomas also possesses plenty of other medals from his gymnastics career so far, including team silver and a bronze in the high bar at the European Championships in Sofia in May.

He also picked up a bronze in the vault event at last year’s World Championships in Antwerp.

After the historic medal at the Olympics two years ago – the first in team gymnastics for Great Britain for a century – Thomas also visited Wolves’ Compton training ground next to his former school to meet the club’s staff and players (see picture)

And Wolves are delighted to be able to welcome him to Molineux on Sunday, and offer fans the chance to pay tribute to a Wolverhampton sporting success story at half time.

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