Cambuslang teen jumps to gold in quick time
A teenager from Cambuslang has shown a huge talent for trampolining, winning a major championships just months after taking up the sport
Oliver Bowden recently won a gold medal for his double mini trampoline routine at the Scottish National Championships in Perth.
This is a routine performed on two trampolines, where one trampoline looks like it is attached to the other at a slant.
The Cathkin High School student has only been training for eight months and this competition, which was held in Perth by the Scottish Gymnastics Group, was one of the biggest he has taken part in.
Oliver said he was ‘blown away’ by the competition.
He said: “I enjoyed the atmosphere and it goads you on to do well. You don’t want to let people down so it pushes you on to try your best.”
Oliver has shown great commitment since he began trampolining, training on a Sunday for five hours with his coach and sometimes on a Saturday too.
Although he is new to the sport, he is keen to increase his skills in time for his next competition which will be in the spring of next year.
He added: “I want to improve on posture, but mainly flexibility and then move onto higher routines. I will do conditioning training and then work on high and bigger moves”.
With plenty of time to practice, and the work ethic Oliver seems to have for the sport, he is expected to fulfil his ambitions.
Winner Oliver and his medal