Photo: Mike Driscoll
Britain’s gymnasts excelled on the final day of the 2018 Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT European Championships, picking up an outstanding 10 medals, including four golds.
In the senior women’s trampoline final, Kat Driscoll continued the form that saw her comfortably through qualifying and then the semi-finals, producing a brilliant routine to take bronze with a score of 54.840.
Lucie Colebeck produced two world class runs to take gold in the women’s tumbling final with a combined score of 70.200, and fellow British gymnast Megan Kealy made it a one-two for GBR, scoring 69.500 to take silver.
In the men’s tumbling final Greg Townley and Kristoff Willerton just missed out on the medals in a high-quality field. Greg had two clean runs, scoring a total of 76.000 for fourth place and just 0.300 off bronze, with Kristoff having to settle for fifth with 74.000.
Kirsty Way flew through qualifying and made no mistake in today’s senior women's DMT final, taking gold with a score of 71.500, a full 1.500 marks ahead of her nearest competitor. Ruth Shevelan finished in 8th for GB.
There was more success for our junior gymnasts too, taking a total of six medals between them across five finals.
Corey Walkes (57.315) claimed silver in the junior men’s trampoline final, and Andrew Stamp scored 57.125 to take bronze. Jessica Clarke also performed well, scoring 50.535 for a fifth place finish in the junior women’s trampoline final.
Jaydon Paddock was the star of the junior men’s tumbling final, going clean through his two runs for an impressive 71.300 score to become European champion. William Finn also made the final, finishing eighth with a score of 64.400.
And there were two medals in the women’s women’s junior tumbling final. Jessica Brain scored 64.400 to add a silver medal to the team medal she won yesterday, and teammate Kaitlin Lafferty did the same, taking bronze with 63.600.
In the junior men’s DMT final Ryan Devine added another gold for Team GB, scoring a massive 72.100 to take the title. Fraser McLeod (66.600) was also competing and did well to finish fifth. Megan Cummins finished 6th scoring 62.300, and Olivia-May Street 7th with a score of 61.400 in the junior women’s DMT final.Head to our dedicated event page for all the latest news.