Meet The World Games team – Double-mini trampoline - British Gymnastics

Meet The World Games team – Double-mini trampoline

Great Britain will be represented at the 2017 World Games with two DMT gymnasts, Kirsty Way and Andrew Houston, we caught up with them ahead of the trip to Poland…

Andrew Houston:

Age: 21

What is your Proudest Moment?

My proudest moment as a gymnast is making my first Europeans team back in 2014, as it was my first major senior event representing Great Britain and we came away with the team bronze medal.

Why do you enjoy your discipline?

I love my discipline because it's fast paced and exciting both to watch and compete. The margin for error is very small which gives me a huge adrenaline rush when I perform a difficult pass.

One thing that people may not know about you..

One thing people might not know about me is I was born in Northern Ireland and represented Ireland for the whole of my junior career. But I made the decision to transfer to Great Britain when I turned senior, as the prospect of a larger and more competitive team was something I wanted to be part of.

What is your aim for the World Games?

My aim for the World Games is perform my routines how I do them every day in the gym and enjoy the experience of competing in a multi-sport event.

Where can people follow your journey?

You can follow my journey on my Instagram (@houston_andrew) and Snapchat (@houston113)

Kirsty Way

Age: 19

What is your Proudest Moment?

My proudest moment has to be my bronze medal at senior Europeans 2016. After only just scraping the final, it was an amazing feeling to finish on the podium for both the individual and team event. 

Why do you enjoy your discipline?

I love the fact that DMT isn't a majority sport. We do something different; different from all the other gymnastic disciplines out there. The sport is based on adrenaline and power, and the feeling you get when you nail a pass in the box is incredible. 

One thing that people may not know about you..

This is an embarrassing fact for me. When I was 13 I was faced with what seemed like the most life-changing choice whether to stick with ballroom dancing or take up DMT. For anyone that knows me well, elegance and sparkly costumes are not part of my persona, so the fact that ballroom dancing was even a consideration for me is extremely ironic.

What is your aim for the World Games?

My aim for the World Games is to have a clean competition by making a final and landing 4 passes in the box. But altogether I just want to enjoy my experience and make the most of the competition after all the hard work I put in to get selected for the team. 

Where can people follow your journey?

You can follow my journey on Instagram: @kirsty_way or on Snapchat: @kirsty_177

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