British gymnasts have excelled at the 2018 Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT World Age Group Championships, winning 10 medals across four days in Russia.
With medals won in all three disciplines, it was in tumbling that the team really impressed, picking up seven medals through the age groups.
In the 17-21 age group, Jaydon Paddock took home gold in the men’s event with a score of 36.900, and Megan Surman did the same in the women’s final, scoring 33.900 for gold, with teammate Aimee Antonius (33.800) finishing narrowly behind her for silver.
Jack Leahy came out on top in the 15-16 men’s tumbling final, scoring 36.600, with William Cowen finishing seventh with 29.800 and Marcus Adams eighth with 27.000. In the women’s 15-16 final, Demi Adams (31.400) finishing in 6th with Jessica Brain (31.400) 7th.
In the 13-14 women’s tumbling, the GBR team qualified an incredible four places in to the final. Jade Evans won silver with 32.100, Mia Bevan (31.100) finished sixth, Georgia Forbes (31.100) seventh and Georgina Elliott (30.600) eighth.
There was also success for our youngest tumblers in the 11-12 age group. Mason Tudgay took gold with 32.100 with Bailey Forbes picking up silver, scoring 31.900 in the men’s final. In the same final Freddy Liggins finished seventh with 28.000. In the women’s final, Jaeda-Lei Jeffers (30.600) and Naana Oppon (29.400) performed well to finish in sixth and seventh place.
In the trampolining event, it was Louise Brownsey who performed brilliantly to take gold in the 17-21 age group in a high-quality final. Having qualified in seventh place, Louise put it all on the line in the final, scoring 52.475 to finish in first place. In the men’s final, Corey Walkes missed out on a medal by less than a mark, finishing fourth with a score of 57.345.
In the men’s 13-14 trampoline final, Tyler Cole-Dyer successfully qualified for the final, finishing in fifth place with 53.640.
In the men’s 17-21 DMT final, Harrison Green finished in fourth place with 70.700, scoring the same as the gymnast who finished in bronze place, but missed out due to his execution score. In the women’s final, Caitlin Tarrant performed well to finish in sixth with 61.500.
Scarlett Fletcher (65.100) won a brilliant gold in the women’s 11-12 DMT final, with teammate Ava Fettes finishing sixth with 62.000. In the men’s final, there was a silver medal for Kieron Harrison who scored 65.900 with Tom Gibson finishing in seventh place, scoring 55.100.
Congratulations to all of the gymnasts, clubs and coaches on a brilliant competition.