Cam­bus­lang teen jumps to gold in quick time

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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