Milton Keynes gymnast, Megan Kealy, named World Champion in tumbling

    Megan Kealy crowned World Champion at the recent World Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria earlier this month.

    Megan trains more than 20 hours a week at the gymnastics centre in Kingston, Milton Keynes with her coach Mikey French and is overwhelmed with her recent achievement.  ‘I am so happy to become World Champion again.  I am so thankful I have achieved the biggest title a tumbler could wish for. I train a lot of hours but I have a wonderful coach in Mikey and it wouldn’t have been possible without his hard work too!’

    The club are also celebrating other world medallists too with Jack Leahy coming a spectacular second and Naana Oppon bringing Team GB home the bronze.  Jack Leahy missed out on the coveted World Champion position as his fellow GB teammate narrowly beat him to Gold.  Naana Oppon secured bronze place for GB behind Russia and Australia which is a tremendous achievement considering she was carrying an ankle injury. 

    Team GB selectors chose six tumblers from Milton Keynes Gymnastics to represent the country and all six of them qualified for the World Finals. The final placements of the MK 6 were:

    Naana Oppon – 11-12 Girls.  3rd Place

    Malakai Bojang – 11-12 Boys.  7th Place

    Jack Leahy – 13-14 Boys.  2nd Place

    Megan Kealy – 17-21 Girls.  1st Place

    Will Breslin – 17-21 Boys.  7th Place

    Ben Goodall – 17-21 Boys.  8th Place. 

    Their coach, Mikey French, says, “I am blown away by the performances of the six individuals from Milton Keynes Gymnastics. I couldn’t be prouder of any of them. They all made the finals and all came away with some very impressive results. This is the third time Megan is World Champion which shows unbelievable talent and commitment. Jack taking 2nd at his third Worlds shows his sheer determination and Naana takes bronze whilst still being only 10 years old.”

    He continued to praise those that didn’t medal “Malakai absolutely gave it his all at his first Worlds and Ben showed some brilliant performances.  This was William’s first and last Worlds as a Junior as he steps up into the Senior Level next year which I know he’ll achieve at. It is an honour and pleasure to coach such dedicated athletes.”

    The next few weeks will see the team at MK rebuild and plan for the coming competitions.

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