Gymnast tumbles his way into Team GB

Ben Goodall, 15, from Harwell, has been selected for the Team GB gymnastics squad competing in Portugal

Ben Goodall, 15, from Harwell, has been selected for the Team GB gymnastics squad competing in Portugal Buy this photo

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TEENAGER Ben Goodall has been selected to compete in one of the world’s biggest gymnastics competitions — the Loule Cup.

The 15-year-old, from Harwell, will be representing Team GB in tumbling — where gymnasts perform a series of somersaults and flips down a 25m track.

Ben said: “I’m in the junior boys team.

“It was a complete shock — I didn’t even know the team existed.”

The pupil at King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage said: “It was very unexpected.’’ Ben said he only started tumbling 18 months ago, adding: “It’s as close as you can get to flying.”

The Loule Cup, which focuses on tumbling and trampolining, will be held in Portugal from Thursday, September 4.

 

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12:58pm Thu 14 Aug 14

EMBOX2 says...

He's clearly never tried wingsuit flying then! That is probably as close as you'll ever come. Check out Jeb Corliss on YouTube.
He's clearly never tried wingsuit flying then! That is probably as close as you'll ever come. Check out Jeb Corliss on YouTube. EMBOX2
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