Will tumbling, a form of gymnastics, become an Olympic sport?
Local champion 17-year old Jordan Lucas hopes so, and that he may have a chance at the next Olympics in Rio. Having been British champion three times the world Olympic stage is a natural goal.
Tumbling was included once in 1932 but has since been a demonstration event twice, in 1996 and 2000, but there are now further moves to have it included in 2016.
As an athlete competing at such a level, costs can be high and one group of local Whitchurch residents have been showing their support.
Jordan was at the Bell Inn last night (Sunday) when to much applause he was presented with a cheque from the Bell Sunday Night Fun Quiz nights.
The popular Quizzes, which originated at the Railway Hotel then moved to the Harvest Home, are now run fortnightly at the Bell and the lounge bar is usually full as the questions ring out.
Organised by Jeff Gearey, Nick Copp and Barry Thomas, donations are collected at the end of each evening for a selected good cause.
Next stop – Portugal
Jeff presented Jordan with the sum of £311.64p which will assist him in attending the forthcoming World Cup event at Loule in Portugal in early September, where even though still only 17, he will be competing as part of the Great Britain senior team.
Watch this and be amazed:
We’ve mentioned before that they say he’s from Basingstoke, but…
He’s not 🙂