Wales will take a team of 13 gymnasts to this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The gymnastics squad includes Rio Olympian Brinn Bevan and Mali Morgan, the daughter of former Commonwealth diving gold medallist Robert Morgan.

Also selected are Gemma Frizelle and Josh Cook, who both competed at Gold Coast 2018, and Jacob Edwards, whose brother Matthew Hennessey went to the 2010 Commonwealths in Delhi.

Frizelle is one of three rhythmic gymnasts alongside Elizabeth Popova and Lauryn Carpenter.

Bevan, Cook and Edwards are joined by Joe Cemlyn-Jones and Emil Barber in a men’s artistic quintet looking win Wales’s first Commonwealth team medal.

And Morgan lines up with Mia Evans, Jea Maracha, Sofia Micallef and Poppy Stickler in the women’s artistic competition.

“We are thrilled to announce our gymnasts who will travel to Birmingham to represent their country this summer,” said Welsh Gymnastics performance director Jo Coombs.

“This team announcement is the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work, dedication and commitment in a cycle that has been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Preparation for these Games has been like no other and has taken all the coaches, gymnasts and support staff innovation and commitment to enable us all to continue training, competing and mentally being ready for what lies ahead.

“We couldn’t be prouder of all who have been chosen to compete at the Games.”

Jon Morgan, vice-chair of Commonwealth Games Wales, said: “It’s great to see the strength and depth Welsh Gymnastics have produced during this Commonwealth Games cycle.

“It’s exciting to see both familiar faces that have represented Team Wales previously, and new athletes who will get to experience their first taste of the Commonwealth Games.

“It’s encouraging to see all the talent coming through. I wish them all the best in Birmingham, what will be a Games to remember.”

The artistic competition takes place at Arena Birmingham across five days between July 29 and August 2, before rhythmic follows from August 4-6.

Coombs added: “For gymnastics, this is a huge opportunity to showcase Welsh talent.

“It is the only opportunity in gymnastics for gymnasts to represent Wales at a major event allowing us to be in a very privileged position of promoting gymnastics in Wales for Wales.

“The gymnasts are so passionate and proud to represent their country and be part of supporting the growth of the sport into the future.

“We wish them all well and can’t wait to see what the Welsh Gymnastics’ 2022 Commonwealth Games team achieve.”