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World Cup medal for Courtney Tulloch

Friday 4th July 2014

MAIDSTONE’S Courtney Tulloch has brought back a silver medal from the gymnastics World Cup in Slovenia.

The 18-year-old, from Pegasus Gym Club on Farleigh Hill, was competing alongside fellow club member James Hall in a GB shirt at the international event for the first time.

The games attract the world’s best gymnasts, most with medals from the Olympics, European and world championship games.

Both boys competed on three apparatus in an effort to secure a place in the finals, with room for only eight qualifiers from 19 countries, including the Netherlands, France, Ukraine, Israel and Finland.

James completed routines on pommel, the parallel bars and high bar, while Courtney started on rings, qualifying for the finals in fifth place. His floor routine included multiple somersaults, with a fall denying him a place in the final, followed by a clean routine on parallel bars.

An immaculate performance on the rings by Courtney in the final took his score above that of the current European champion and the current world medallist, to take the world cup silver medal.

Both boys now have a Federation of International Gymnastics ranking.

A club spokesman said: “Both boys are now hungry for more, and spent the weekend not only competing with the world’s best, but forming relationships with other gymnasts and officials from other nations.”

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The boys are pictured with coach Ionut Trandaburu at the World Cup in Ljubljana.