PAVEL KARNEJENKO is the only Scot selected to represent GB at the European Gymnastics, which will take place next month as part of Glasgow 2018.

The 18-year-old has been selected as part of the junior squad that will compete in the European Junior Championships at the event.

Karnejenko moved to Scotland from Estonia in 2012 and has progressed rapidly through the ranks, beginning his gymnastics career at the City of Glasgow Gymnastics Club before moving onto the Glasgow School of Sport. He has won a number of Scottish and British junior titles throughout his fledgling career before last year, moving to Nottingham to progress his career even further.

The teenager was so keen to compete at Glasgow 2018, he took himself out of the running for selection for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in April as a rule in gymnastics forbids anyone from competing in junior competitions once they have competed in the senior arena.

Glasgow 2018 will be Karnejenko’s first major competition on home soil and he will be in exalted company.

Spearheading the senior team in Glasgow next month will be double Olympic champion, Max Whitlock.

The 25-year-old Englishman won gold on the floor and the pommel horse at Rio 2016 and will be one of the star attractions at the SSE Hydro Arena in August, the same venue where he won his first world title in 2015.

Also selected is Commonwealth gold medallists James Hall, Dom Cunningham and Courtney Tulloch with 2017 British champion Joe Fraser making a return from injury to complete the line-up. European champion Becky Downie, Commonwealth champions Alice Kinsella and Georgia-Mae Fenton, British champion Kelly Simm and Commonwealth silver medallist Lucy Stanhope will compete in the women’s senior team.

Joining Karnejenko in the men’s junior team is Adam Tobin, Jake Jarman, Jamie Lewis, Donell Osbourne while the women’s junior team is made up of Ondine Achampong, Halle Hilton, Pheobe Jakubczyk, Amelie Morgan and Annie Young.

In total, around 600 of Europe’s best gymnasts are expected to be in Glasgow fighting for medals.