British gymnast Claudia Fragapane eyes Tokyo glory via dancing

Nov 07, 2016, 06:18 IST | Agencies

Claudia Fragapane
Claudia Fragapane

British artistic gymnast Claudia Fragapane is hoping that her stint in this year's dance reality show 'Strictly Come Dancing' will help her a podium finish at 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In August, the 19-year-old gymnast failed to win a medal in Brazil.

"I'm taking all this experience. I've grown from this and I have been loving it. I have a new floor routine and I'm trying to add stuff I have learned," Fragapane was quoted as saying by Daily Star.

Claudia Fragapane posted this picture on Instagram
Claudia Fragapane posted this picture on Instagram

On Saturday, Fragapane performed a Paso Doble routine with partner AJ Pritchard. She added that the Latin dance form gave her the chance to use the stern face she wears for her regular gymnastic routines.

"I want to take all this experience and put it in my gymnastics. I want to go on to 2020," added Fragapane. The Olympian suffered an awkward wardrobe malfunction last month, when her dress got caught on her waist, exposing her green knickers.

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