- The Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships produced medals galore for Team GB in Birmingham
- ANDY HOOPER was present at the Utilita Arena to see Byrony Page win her second trampolining world title
- His incredible photos captured the drama and excitement of an eventful competition in the Midlands
Welcome back to the Soul of Sport. For our latest episode of the series, ANDY HOOPER travelled to Birmingham to witness the drama of the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships.
More than 1,000 gymnasts from over 40 countries competed across eight days of 37th edition of the competition, which is staged at the Utilita Arena.
It was the first time since 2011 that Birmingham has hosted these championships, with the city also set to host the World Age Group Competitions the following week.
It was an emotionally charged competition for Great Britain as Bryony Page led the way to win the world championships, with another gold in the women’s tumbling final, silver in the men’s tumbling and bronze medals also coming in the women’s synchro final and all-around team final.
Below, our man captured the best moments using a Nikon Z8 and Z9 camera with 24-70mm, 70-200mm and 400mm lenses.
Team GB enjoyed an impressive showing at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, with Bryony Page’s second world championship victory the standout moment
Great Britain also collected gold in the women’s tumbling team final (pictured) and silver in the men’s tumbling event
Team GB finished off second in the medal table behind the United States after collecting two gold medals
Fans begin arriving at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham holding Great Britain flags as anticipation starts building
A performer at the competition starts warming up in the concourses by performing a headstand ahead of her event
A Ukrainian competitor is pictured performing a somersault as he bids for a podium place in the men’s tumbling event
An athlete’s tucked flip is showcased in an incredible fashion with Hooper’s multiple exposure photography
Ruth Shevelan, Kirsty Way, Molly McKenna and Bethany Williamson celebrate their team gold medal with pixelated glasses
Williamson embraces the Portugal team after they ended up finishing second to Team GB and winning the silver medal
Team GB’s William Cowen impresses en route to helping his team-mates secure a silver medal in the men’s tumbling
Two athletes are overjoyed after claiming silver to aid Team GB’s medal charge as they embrace in an emotional moment
The Swedish team showcase their talents with an enthralling performance in the trampolining pair event
Williamson of Team GB is left stunned after confirmation that the women’s team had claimed the gold medal
Williamson is overcome with emotion and reduced to tears as she is embraced by her Team GB team-mates