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Katie Woods – GB Team – DMT (Double Mini Trampoline).

Katie Woods – GB Team – DMT (Double Mini Trampoline).

Katie Woods – Parkhall Integrated College Year 9 pupil, Katie is one of the rising stars of British Gymnastics – representing GB in the unique event that is DMT (Double Mini Trampoline).

In this event she has to coordinate her body between two mini trampolines that have been joined in the middle. The first section of the apparatus is set at a slight angle and called the mount. From the mount, skills are performed onto the second section of the apparatus. This second section is called the spotter and is where skills can be performed back onto the tramp bed or as a dismount onto the landing mat.

Double Mini Trampoline can be likened to a combination of Athletics, Trampolining and Gymnastics. Competitors sprint down a carpeted track and hurdle onto the apparatus before performing double and triple somersaults with the same precision required on a trampoline. The only difference is that gymnasts have to land on a trampoline bed less than a quarter the size of a trampoline, before performing a dismount on to a landing mat.

This is a highly technical and difficult sport and Katie has a tremendous talent in this event and has reached the top of this sport for her age group. Her most recent event was with Great Britain Junior DMT Team at Loule Cup in Portugal, 5th & 6th October.

In the ‘Team’ event Katie with the other Junior Girls’ won the GOLD Medal competing against nations from all over around the World.

In her individual event Katie was lying in 3rd  going into the final round after she had performed two great passes in prelims. Unfortunately she had a mishap in the final round keeping her out of the medals but did amazing to make her first International final for GB on her first outing. She was placed 8th overall. This was also a trial for the World Championships in Bulgaria in November.

Parkhall Integrated College would like to congratulate Katie on such a tremendous achievement and to wish her all the best for the rest of the season. She will now train hard in preparation for the World Age Group Championships in Bulgaria in November. Her training will be with the GB team in Lileshall National Sports Centre in England on 20th – 22nd and 27th-29th October in preparation for the World Championships in Bulgaria from 13th to 20th November.

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