South Cheshire trampoline star Bryony Page has won the British title in Birmingham.
Leading over night after her first two routines, Page’s final routine made sure of the title, as she showcased all of her skill for a total score of 159.165 to become British champion for a fourth time.
Page was pushed all the way by Kat Driscoll who was competing in her 22nd successive British Championships. Kat scored 157.380 to take silver, with defending champion Laura Gallagher taking bronze with 154.880.
Page returned to the sport this summer following an ankle injury and said that it was great to be back competing in front of the Birmingham fans. She said “It feels really good to be back here. The event is outstanding and I’m really pleased with my routine. It’s great to come back after a few years out and win the title. It’s really special to me, especially in front of a home crowd who’ve been so supportive of me throughout my injury.”
An attendance of over 3,000 people made this the most successful Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT British Championships for the last five years following its venue change to Birmingham.
Over 500 young gymnasts from 80 clubs took part in the two-day spectacular with youngsters travelling from all across the UK to compete.
There were over 85 competitors from the Midlands region with competitors from clubs including Active8 Trampolining Club, Revolution Gymnastics Club and City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club.
Jane Allen, Chief Executive of British Gymnastics said: “I am thrilled to see so many talented gymnastics performing at such a high-level at the Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline British Championships in Birmingham. It is great to see so many of the established stars taking part and exciting to see the depth of young talent coming through. The sport has a very bright future and Birmingham has once again staged an outstanding event.”
The next major British Gymnastics event is the Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham on Saturday 23 March 2019 where the best nations in the world will take part.