Durham gymnasts win world title

Team GB Credit: ITV

Four gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy are back from the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships as World Champions.

The team is made up of:

  • Jesse Heskett, 17, from Sunderland

  • Matthew Evison, 19, from Durham

  • Dorian Walker, 21, from Durham

  • Richard Hurst, 21, from Durham

The boys are part of Team GB, winning a total of four medals, one gold, two silver and a bronze. The quartet from Deerness Academy in Durham share the title with a team from China. The 2012 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships ended in a tie, each team earned 28.050 points from the judges and share the gold medal of the 23rd competition.