HEDGES Alex < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Isle of Man   
Gender Men
Born 10 Jul 1986 in Wrexham, WAL
Height1.71 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Douglas, IOM
Occupation Finance
Languages German, English
Higher education Computer Science, Management - Cambridge University: Cambridge, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started in 1992 at the Carmarthen School of Gymnastics.
Why this sport? He had too much energy as a child and his parents needed a break so they sent him to a gymnastics school.
Club / Team Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club: Huntingdon, ENG
Name of coach Gennady Tsyganov
Coach from which country? Russia
Coach from what year? 2002
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Isle of Man
General Interest
Nicknames 'The Cube,' because he is apparently the source of all power [a reference to the Transformers film/cartoon series]. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Playing rugby, travelling and going to the cinema. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the all-around final at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Gymnast Alexei Nemov. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Injuries His worst injury is an ongoing shoulder muscle problem which he picked up in 2007. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He always run through his routines in his head the night before an event. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto If he has put the work in during training, he can feel relaxed in competition knowing that he could not have done more. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives His brother, Adam Hedges, is also a Commonwealth Games gymnast. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Ambitions He wants to help Isle of Man to eventually claim a Commonwealth Games medal for gymnastics. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)