Alex jumps to seventh in the world

Huge congratulations go to local trampoline gymnast Alex Oakley, who has been competing in the World Age Group Trampolining Championships in Tokyo this weekend.

12 year-old Alex made it through qualification to reach the final of the 11-12 men’s double mini-trampoline event (DMT). In the final, Alex came in seventh place – an outstanding achievement.

Alex, who trains at the Sky High Trampolining Gymnastic Academy based at the Funabounds Centre in Uckfield, was one of 63 gymnasts from age 10 to 21 representing the Great Britain team, as they competed in the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo where next year’s Olympic competition will take place.

Alex has also been selected for the England DMT squad, along with fellow Sky High Academy gymnasts Abi Jaques, Daniel Bradford and Harper Winlet, who will all be training with the rest of the squad at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre during 2020.

Many congratulations again to Alex and all the coaching team at the Sky High Academy.

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