HARWELL’S Ben Goodall completed his recovery from injury by clinching an impressive silver medal at the Trampoline and Tumbling British Championships in Liverpool.

As a result of his success, he has been selected to represent Great Britain in the World Age Group Championships to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on November 16-19.

Having spent the whole of 2016 unable to compete due to a serious back injury, this year was meant to be all about the road to recovery for the tumbler.

But Goodall exceeded all expectations by taking bronze in the first British qualifier and silver in the second.

In the championships on Merseyside, he was competing against the country’s top 16 tumblers in the 17–21 year age category.

After the first round, Goodall’s triple twisting double back somersault saw him lying in second spot.

He produced the highest difficulty score of his career in the second run – a double straight somersault transition, performed in the middle of the tumble run, ending with a double twisting, double back somersault to a near perfect landing.

His reward was the highest score of the round, which kept him second going into final day.

After the first run, Goodall held the gold medal position with his highest score of the weekend.

However, in a hard-fought competition he dropped back to second, clinching silver, which was an amazing reward for his comeback season.

Goodall, who trains in Milton Keynes, is looking for sponsorship.

Those interested can contact him at backflipben98@gmail.com