A student from Lewes Old Grammar School has somersaulted to success at the 2017 Trampoline Tumbling & DMT British Championships.
Year 9 pupil Daniel Bradford attended the Echo Arena, Liverpool last week to compete in the top seven athletes at the finals of the national championships.
After completing his qualifying trampoline routines in the U14 Men’s category, Daniel advanced to the finals and scored several personal bests before placing 6th overall.
During the tournament, contestants also had the opportunity to meet TeamGB athletes who had competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, including silver medallist Bryony Page.
“It was really exciting to take part in my first British championships,” Daniel said. “I’m really pleased to place sixth, and I’m looking forward to building on my performance and hopefully placing even higher in future. Meeting the Olympic athletes was just the icing on the cake – their achievements are inspirational and it really gave me something to aim for.”
Murray Heywood, Head of PE & Games, said: “We’re all really proud of Daniel. He’s a fantastic sportsman in his PE lessons and he’s clearly destined for great things with his trampolining talents. We’ll be following his progress very closely.”
Daniel’s success means that he qualifies for the English Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, which take place next month.