The head coach at Lynn Gymnastics Club was presented with an Award of Merit from the British Gymnastics Club at its annual conference.
Jimmy Xu has held the head coach position for 19 years at the Lynnsport-based club, and was nominated for the award by a member of the gymnastics community.
Not only is Mr Xu a qualified judge of gymnastics at a national level, he is also an international performance coach in aerobic gymnastics.
Mr Xu has helped the club, which is currently training almost 200 gymnasts, to achieve national and international success.
The award acknowledges Mr Xu’s devotion and great service to British gymnastics and the gymnastics community in West Norfolk and beyond.
Mr Xu said “It gives me great pleasure to receive this award. This is a great honour, not just for me but also for the club.
“I would like to thank the person who nominated me, and also all the people who have supported me along the way.
“I could not have achieved this without them.”
Previously, Mr Xu has been named as Coach of the Year in the West Norfolk Sports Awards for his outstanding devotion to the gymnasts training at the club
David Pope, who as West Norfolk Council cabinet member for assets works closely with Mr Xu at Lynnsport, said: “He is a valued and respected member of our team and has helped so many young people achieve great things in the field of gymnastics.
“We’re really proud of him.”