Welsh tumblers Megan Surman and Jade Evans have been crowned World Champion and Silver medallist respectively at the World Age Group Championships 2018.
Both gymnasts were selected by British Gymnastics to represent Team GB in the Championships, based on their outstanding individual performances at this year’s British Championships.
The event, which was held from the 15th- 18th November in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw Team GB win 10 medals across tumbling, trampoline and DMT, with 7 of the 10 medals being awarded to tumblers.
After a brilliant performance in the 17-21 years category, Megan Surman came away with a gold medal score of 33.900 in the women’s finals, an achievement that secured her as World Tumbling Champion.
Megan began her gymnastics journey at Swansea Gymnastics Club, but has also trained at West Street and Andover Gymnastics Clubs. She currently trains at City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club while she studies at Warwick University, where she works with tumbling coach Chris Porter.
Jade Evans, who trains at Carmarthenshire School of Gymnastics with tumbling coach Shelley Pace, competed in the 13-14 years category for Team GB at the event.
Jade is coming home a silver medallist after scoring a very strong 32.100 points in the women’s finals, with a beautifully performed tumbling routine.
This has been an exciting year for Jade, who was invited to be a guest at the English squad sessions earlier in the year and has achieved some brilliant competition results. It's been a very steep learning curve over the past 12 months and all of her hard work has paid off.
We would like to congratulate Jade and Megan and their personal coaches Shelley Pace and Chris Porter, fantastic performances by both gymnasts and excellent work by their coaches.
To see the full list of results, visit the British Gymnastics website here [link opens in new window].