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World record for brave Bianca at World Championships

By Mark Etheridge

Our South African gymnasts are holding their own at the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Young Bianca Zooneykynd, a member of Team South Africa at the World Games in Colombia earlier this year had mixed fortunes in the double-mini trampoline.

She had some bad fortune in her first routine but, as has become customary, bounced back in fine style.

The PE youngster, seen in action right, went on to receive the highest score of the day in her second routine. She pulled a triple tuck back dismount out of her box of tricks with a difficulty level of 8.5.

That’s a world record for difficulty and hasn’t been achieved for 11 years. She also tumbled well to just miss the finals by 0.1 of a mark and she’s a reserve for the finals.

Friday ended with a high with Offering Tlaka making the men’s double mini finals against some extremely strong competition. He had qualified for World Games but failed to make the final team cut.

The men’s double mini team, three of them taking part in world champs for the first time, had a credible seventh spot, beating the likes of Australia and Germany.

Finals take place on Sunday.