AN ANDOVER gymnast has won world individual tumbling bronze following a stellar performance at the 2023 World Trampoline Championships last weekend at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.

Saskia Servini, 21, who trains at Andover Gymnastics Club, won the bronze with a final score of 25.300 landed her in third place behind countrywoman Megan Kealey, in second, while Candy Briere-Vetillard from France took the top spot. 

Saskia also won a gold medal in the team women’s tumbling event alongside British Gymnastics hot-shots Naana Oppon and Megan Kealey.

The event, which took place in front of a home crowd for the first time in 12 years, saw 1,000 gymnasts from over 40 countries compete across the three main disciplines and battle it out for the title of World Champion.

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After her bronze win, Saskia said: “I’m really happy with myself. We didn’t have the best lead-up to the competition, so to go out there today and just smash it really made it special. I couldn’t be happier.” 

Commenting on the championships, Sarah Powell, chief executive of British Gymnastics, said:  ”I am so thrilled to have seen our GB trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline gymnasts enjoying the incredible experience of representing their country at the World Championships.

"The comradery, support and undeniable talent of each gymnast have been so spectacular to see. I take huge pride in knowing that beyond our podium success, our gymnasts have made unforgettable memories here in Birmingham, and inspired so many.”