Nicole Short has won individual double-mini trampoline world silver on the final day of the 2015 Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT World Championships and after securing an historic two places for GB at the Rio Olympic Games, Kat Driscoll and Bryony Page finished 5th and 7th in the women’s trampoline world final.
Nicole, fresh off the back of her historic silver medal win with the team yesterday, went on to take the individual silver medal with two strong passes score 69.800 to take her second consecutive world silver medal.
A very emotional Nicole said after: “I’m happy, I obviously wanted to carry on the pattern of three, two, one (Nicole previously won bronze and silver at worlds) but I’m thinking about retiring after this one so it’s a little bit emotional!”
Kat Driscoll was up first for the GB girls in the women’s individual trampoline world final. She had some travelling across the trampoline bed which saw her score lower than usual but nonetheless she completed her routine with her full ten skills to finish with 52.935 and take 7th place. Bryony Page then went on to perform the best routine she has done at these championships and scored a personal best of 55.295 to take 5th place.
Bryony said after: “I think I hit a personal best today, so yes just really happy and I went out there and I enjoyed it and showed what I could do and I am just really happy that my best routine was saved for the final.”
Kat added: “Obviously really pleased to make the final but disappointed with the routine, it was the weakest one I have done since I have been here and it’s not the ideal time to do it but just to be up amongst the best eight in the world and giving it a go, I can’t really ask for much more. Hopefully we can go back to the gym and I can work on what went wrong and come back fighting next year.”
Kristof Willerton also competed in the men’s tumbling finals. In a very high calibre field, he competed two strong passes to finish 4th with 76.000.
Congratulations to all our gymnasts, coaches and officials on a successful championship. Next week, our World Age Group gymnasts are looking to fight for world glory.