Local 12 Year Old Selected to Represent Great Britain In Upcoming World Championships

Published: May 26, 2021 9:27 am

Ryan Bradley, from Pontefract has been successfully selected to represent Great Britain along with his partnership at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Geneva in June.

The 2021 Acrobatic Gymnastic World Championships is the 27th edition of the acrobatic gymnastics competition. It was originally scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland from May 29 to May 31 2020. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed to this year.

Ryan, who is in Year 7 at The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, only started gymnastics 3 and a half years ago, but has already travelled to various countries competing and made friends with gymnasts from other clubs across the world.

Ryan said: “It’s really exciting to be selected for the World Championships. I feel like all of our hard work has finally paid off and it feels surreal that I’ll be representing Great Britain. I am so grateful to my coaches for all of their support. Gymnastics has helped develop me as a person and it’s teaching me skills and behaviours that will stay with me for life.”

Dominic Pinto, Headteacher at the King’s School said: “I am thrilled that Ryan has been selected to represent Great Britain. It’s an unbelievable achievement for someone of his age and he should be so proud of himself. Our school will be rooting for him and his team mates. Ryan is an all round fantastic student and deserves to go far in his chosen career path.”

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