01st December 2019
The final day of the 2019 trampoline, tumbling and double mini trampoline World Championships saw tumbling sensational Elliott Browne retain his world silver and cap a brilliant championship for Great Britain. Elliot once again demonstrated his high difficulty to take the silver and add a fifth medal to the tumbling teams haul from this event.
He said after: “I’m absolutely buzzing, I went into the final open minded, focus was to complete my two routines and stay on my feet. I left the big routine for my second pass and the tactic paid off. The quality gets better and better each year – its immense. I’ve got even more to offer and things I’m working on, of course I’m really happy with retaining the silver but I’m always pushing and will be doing everything I can to chase the gold next time!”
Elliott really attacked the tumble track and got big height on his skills, ending his first pass he took a step back on landing for 38.000. For his second pass he produced huge difficulty and posted a mammoth score of 39.200 giving him a final score of 77.200 and the World Championship silver medal once again.
Competing alongside Elliott and making his senior debut, Jaydon Paddock performed with confidence and completed a huge first tumbling pass getting big height off his final skill with just a small step back on landing to score 38.400. His second pass was completed cleanly though lower on difficulty scoring him 37.200 for a total of 75.600 points and 5th place.
In trampoline Laura Gallagher was competing in her first senior individual final having produced a sensational performance in the semi-finals that also saw her seal Team GB a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Laura’s routine in the final began well but she had to battle mid routine to control the travel across the bed, she completed her ten skills for a score of 54.090 to give her 6th place and complete a memorable championship for her.
The double mini trampoline women’s final had earlier opened the proceedings in the vibrant Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Having taken team silver earlier in the championships Kim Beatie and Kirsty Way were in action for Britain. Kirsty landed the second skill on her first pass a bit too far along he mini trampoline and so got too much distance on her landing scoring 31.200, her second pass on landing she then stayed down and was quickly attended to by the medical staff, she scored 33.500 for a total of 61.600 and 7th place. Kim Beattie competed both of her passes well with just a few steps on landings costing her any medal opportunity she scored 66.300 to finish in 6th.
The championships close with Britain have won women’s tumbling individual silver for Shanice Davidson and bronze for Megan Kealy, individual tumbling silver for Elliott Browne, men’s and women’s team tumbling gold, DMT women’s team silver and women’s trampoline team silver medals.
You can watch back all the action and highlights on the BBC Sport website here.