Corey competed as an individual on Saturday18th November at 25th World Age Group Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria in the largest age group of eighty four 15/16 year old boys and then again on Sunday in the same age group in synchronised trampolining.
There were 938 athletes competing from all over the world.
Each competition day had both prelims and finals for differing age groups across all four disciplines, Individual and Synchronised trampolining, DMT and tumbling.
Coreys first 'SET' routine in the prelims was outstandingly executed giving him an all time 'Personal Best' score of 47.040. He achieved a 'Time of Flight' of 18.840 seconds -the length of time it takes to jump the 10 moves is calculated so the higher the gymnast propels themselves into the air, the longer the time of flight score- which was the highest not only of his age group but the whole competition giving his overall SET score from the judges the highest achieved by anyone including the 17-21 mens age group!
Unfortunately it didn't go the same way in his voluntary routine were he ended up not completing his routine.
However, he later paired with his synchro partner Andrew, making it to the Final 8 in the mens 15-16 Synchronised Trampoline age group . An unfortunate error on their last move meant they were scored out of 9 moves rather than 10 but they still placed 6th over all in a group of over 30 pairs!
GB BG Worlds 2017 was rough to say the least.. unfortunately I crashed in my voluntary routine in prelims for the 15-16's age group keeping me out of what would have been my 4th individual world final. No excuses and I’m disappointed in myself, but sadly this is the reality of the sport.
As always much love for everyone that’s supported me, especially my coaches, team mates, family and friends for inspiring me everyday, having my back through thick & thin and whom I couldn’t function without.
A big thank you goes out to everyone for your donations to help fund me to be able to compete at the 25th World Age Group Championships. I may not have brought back a medal but I am returning home with many lessons learned and a fresh drive for the year ahead of me!
Until the next one,