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Awesome displays leave Brum coach speechless!

Byline: GYMNASTICS By LESLEY BROWNE mail.sport@birminghammail.co.uk

AFTER a hugely successful British Championship weekend, City of Birmingham and Great Britain Tumblers, Jay Paddock and Kallum Mulhall, were immediately back on international duty.

The youngster were selected to compete at the Coimbra World Cup event in Portugal, which included Trampoline, DMT and Tumbling.

Kallum and Jaydon represented Great Britain at the competition just a week after winning the British 15-16yrs Elite Level 2016 Tumbling Championship title and the bronze medal respectively.

Both Kallum and Jaydon performed some truly breath-taking passes. Kallum had a superb combination, performing his first pass with power and finesse, including round off, flick, full twisting double straight somersault, three whips, flick double twisting double tuck somersault.

For his second pass he competed round off, flick, double twisting double somersault, three whips flick double pike somersault to qualify for the final in first position.

Words fail a fantastic am so proud and Jaydon, simply a coach the Jaydon also did a fantastic job, performing an extremely difficult first pass of round off, whip, double somersault, four whips and a superb tucked triple back somersault!

Chris His second pass was just as exciting, consisting of round off whip, double twisting double tuck somersault, three whips flick double twisting double tuck somersault to qualify in second place into the finals.

The boys went on to compete some of the most challenging tumbles of the day in the Tumbling finals with Kallum performing round off whip, double twisting double tuck somersault, three whips flick, tucked triple back somersault, which brought rapturous applause from the audience and overall first place and the gold medal.

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Porter Close on Kallum's heals was Jaydon, who competed a really impressive final pass of round off whip, double twisting double tuck somersault, three whips flick, tucked triple back somersault.

It was an awe-inspiring tumble and Jaydon was rightly rewarded with the silver medal.

He said: "It was fantastic to share the podium with Kallum and to be part of the GB Team. I was delighted with my passes and Kallum did a fantastic job to become the World Cup Champion."

Kallum added: "Competing in the World Cup was a great experience and I am delighted with the gold medal.

"I love the explosive nature of tumbling and winning the World Cup certainly makes all of Jaydon's and my hard work and commitment in the gym worthwhile."

Also travelling as GB team coach was City of Birmingham's head tumbling coach and former World Team gold medallist, Chris Porter, who said: "Words fail me, this was a fantastic result and I am so proud of Kallum and Jaydon, it is quite simply a joy and a privilege to coach the boys!"

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