TRAMPOLINE and double mini-tramp gymnast Ben Ewart took the national title in his age group at the British Gymnastics NDP finals at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry last weekend.
The last event of the competitive season saw Ben win the gold medal for the second time after his win in Birmingham last month.
He is now officially ranked number one in Britain at FIG Development level in the 15/16 years age group in double mini-tramp.
Ben, 16, was delighted with the win but his rapid rise to the top in the discipline of double mini-tramp (DMT) is no accident.
He has trained on the trampoline since he was 10 and all the moves required to compete DMT at a high level are learned on the trampoline first.
It is an achievement in itself to qualify for the NDP finals competition.
Athletes have to compete at two regional qualifiers and one regional final where they have to achieve the qualification mark and place in the top two in their region.
At his previous competition in Birmingham only the top eight from each age group were eligible to compete at Coventry.
Ben is also delighted for his fellow gymnasts at his club in Carlisle who brought back four national titles and a silver medal last weekend.
This was the most successful result from the club to date out of the 10 gymnasts who qualified to compete at the event.