Kirsty Way won the third World Championships medal of her career as the University of Bath sporting scholar secured a superb silver for the Great Britain double mini trampoline (DMT) team in Tokyo.
The Sport & Exercise Science student, supported by a King Sports Scholarship, was the final Brit to compete in the women’s team final and stuck her landing brilliantly to score 35.600 – the highest individual score of all those competing.
That secured second spot for the GB team, which also included Kim Beattie and Ruth Shevelan, whose total of 104.500 was just 0.200 behind the United States. The medal emulated their podium placings of 2015 and 2017.
Reigning European Champion Way, from Dorchester, also achieved her pre-tournament goal of qualifying for the women’s individual final in fine style with the fourth-highest total score of 69.500.
Unfortunately she suffered a fall on her second landing in the final which required medical attention but she still scored a total of 61.600 to finish seventh in the world overall – an excellent effort after undergoing knee surgery in June.
Applications are now being taken from current and prospective University of Bath student-athletes for the 2020-21 Sports Scholarship programme. Visit www.teambath.com/scholarships to find out more.
Courtesy of the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd.