A County Durham gymnast has expressed her delight after winning Great Britain's first ever women's team medal at the World Gymnastics Championships.
Amy Tinkler, from Bishop Auckland, was one of seven girls to clinch bronze for Team GB at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow last night.
The achievement was extra special for Amy as it came on her 16th birthday.
Four gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, will be appearing on stage with Diversity when the new arena show ‘Limitless - The Reboot’ tours the UK. the tour will make a stop at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 13 December
- Abbi Greaves, from Durham, 14, is currently a world gold medallist, european silver medallist and british champion
- Liam Sneath, from Spennymoor, 17, is current world gold medallist, european silver medallist and british champion
- Jesse Heskett, from Sunderland, 20, a former world, european and british champion
- Alex Houston, from Consett, 21, current world games silver medallist, and a former european silver medallist and british champion
The four gymnasts are part of Acropolis. The acrobatic group won Let’s Get Gold on ITV1 in 2012; were runners up in France’s The Best in 2013 and also appeared on A League of their Own.
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Four North East gymnasts will be appearing on stage with Diversity when the new arena show ‘Limitless’ tours the UK in December. The tour will include a performance at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on December 3.
The four gymnasts, from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, are part of Acropolis. The acrobatic group won Let’s Get Gold on ITV1 in 2012.
“I had heard that Acropolis had world-class acrobatic gymnasts... I visited the club where they are based in Durham earlier this year to recruit members of Acropolis for the Limitless show. They are amazing - and having international medal winning acrobats is definitely giving the show an added dimension.”
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Watch the acro-gymnasts from the Deerness Gymnastics Academy give their reaction to winning ITV's Let's Get Gold talent show.
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17-year-old Jesse Heskett from Sunderland is the youngest member of Acropolis.
Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said winning the competition was a shock.
Jesse has been training for almost eight years as a gymnast and says winning Let's Get Gold will be hard to beat.
Dorian Walker from Durham City says performing acro-gymnastics to audiences fills him with pride.
Dorian, who is 21-years-old, says he enjoys demonstrating his skills and is still shocked from winning Let's Get Gold.
Richard Hurst from Esh Winning in County Durham describes how he never thought Acropolis would reach the final stages of the ITV talent show, Let's Get Gold.