Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT World Age Group Championships – Special Delivery from Russia

The beautiful city of St. Petersburg proved to be the perfect inspiration for those athletes charged with representing Britain at the 2018 Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT World Age Group Championships. What’s more, it resulted in a magnificent haul of ten priceless medals, enough to show the world just how good our gymnasts can be. What made it even better was the fact the medals were won in all three disciplines across the age groups, though it’s true to say it was in tumbling the team really impressed. It also demonstrated the tremendous strength in depth we have within this area of the sport.


Age 17 to 21

The delightful Megan Surman from the City of Birmingham club certainly made the judges happy scoring 33.900 in her tumbling final. It was enough to secure a valuable gold, though praise must also go to silver medal winner and team-mate Aimee Antonius who finished just behind her with marks of 33.800. The Black Country was also celebrating as Jaydon Paddock stormed to victory in the men’s event amassing a total of 36.900.

Age 15 to 16

Competition here was fierce but the pride of Milton Keynes, Jack Leahy, scored 36.600 in the men’s tumbling final. That was more than enough to win a coveted gold medal, with Pinewood’s William Cowen finishing in a respectable seventh and Marcus Adams from The City of Birmingham a place behind. Scotland and the Sapphire Gymnastics Club can feel very proud of Demi Adams, for taking sixth place in the women’s final. Jessica Brain was a creditable seventh.

Age 13 to 14

This section saw Great Britain reserving an amazing four places in the women’s tumbling final. It was, of course, a great achievement in itself. And while the gold managed to elude everyone, effervescent Jade Evans from the Carmarthenshire School of Gymnastics picked up silver with a score of 32.100. Mia Bevan from the City of Birmingham ran up a score of 31.100 to finish in sixth  and was followed by Georgina Forbes in seventh also on 31.100 and Georgina Elliott in eighth having scored 30.600.

Age 11 to 12

The youngest tumblers can often provide brilliant entertainment, but it’s wonderful when they come out on top against stern opposition. Mason Tudgay, son of the ex-Derby County striker did just that scoring a 32.100 in the group final, winning gold. He was closely followed much to everyone’s delight by Bailey Forbes who secured the silver with an impressive total of 31.900. But there was also an added bonus with Freddy Liggins from Milton Keynes grabbing seventh spot. Both Jaeda-Lei Jeffers from The Revolution Gymnastics Club and Naana Oppon from Great Linford performed superbly in the women’s final to finish sixth and seventh respectively.


Age 17 to 21

After great success in tumbling the good form continued to the trampoline with Louise Brownsey putting in an incredible show to lift gold in the 17 to 21 age group. It proved to be a fantastic final after the Uckfield athlete qualified in seventh place. She gave everything to notch up a score of 52.475 – it was a memorable performance in every sense.

And just to prove what fine margins there can be in the sport, Quayside Trampoline and Gymnastics Club favourite, Corey Walkes, narrowly missed out on bronze in the men’s final by less than a mark. He had to be content with fourth scoring 75.345.

Age 13 to 14

Congratulations must go to Tyler Cole-Dyer who qualified for the final, and it all bodes well for the future. The Northamptonshire based athlete finished in fifth place with a total of 53.640 making him a name to look out for as he progresses.

Age 17 to 21

There was also a case of ‘so near, yet, so far’ for Leeds born Harrison Green who scored a very good looking 70.700 in the men’s DMT final. This proved to be the same as the athlete who ended up in the bronze position. Sadly, Harrison missed out because of his execution score. As for the women’s final, 61.500 was the score earned by Caitlin Tarrant, enough to finish in sixth place.

Age 11 to 12

The toast of Liverpool, Scarlett Fletcher, was on top form on the way to landing a wonderful gold medal in the women’s final. She reached a score of 65.100 as Banchory Trampoline Club gymnast Ava Fettes, completed the final in sixth position with 65.900 marks to her name. For the men, Kieron Harrison from City of Liverpool earned a brilliant silver with a score of 65.900, with Tom Gibson finishing in seventh place, scoring 55.100.

All in all, this was indeed, a special delivery from Russia. Well done to all those who participated!

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