FIVE Pinewood Gymnastics Club stars won gold medals at the recent Trampoline and Tumbling British Championships.

Tristan Singelee, William Cowen, Tilly Nash, Dominic Mensah and Lucy Colebeck all came top of their age groups to win the British title.

The Wokingham-based club sent 16 tumblers Liverpool’s Echo Arena, with 14 making the finals and nine winning a medal.

There were four tumblers in the 9-10 age group – Olivia Hoskin, Charlotte Clarke, Rosie Cowen and Singelee.

Singelee stormed into the final where an exceptional routine including a double tuck somersault scored 32.800 with the judges for the gold medal.

Clarke also took the silver medal with a superb score of 31.400, while Cowen finished sixth in the final and Hoskins came 10th, just missing out on the final.

In the 11-12 age group, Sebastian Williams and Georgina Elliot both secured silver medals, while Bethany Austin finished eighth, two positions ahead of Scarlett Hutton.

Alexander Cowen stormed into the final in third place but narrowly missed out on a medal after coming fourth.

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Back row (l-r): Isabelle Clarke, Georgina Elliott, Sebastian Williams, William Cowen, Bethany Austin. Front row (l-r): Lottie Clarke, Tristan Singelee and Rosie Cowen.

Isabelle Clarke and William Cowen flew the Pinewood flag in the 13-14 age group – and they didn’t disappoint.

After a tough 2016, Cowen put his injury troubles behind him to regain the British title thanks to an outstanding 32.700 on his final routine.

Clarke performed all three of her routines successfully, but was denied a podium finish by 0.1 of a mark.

The International Federation of Gymnastics recently increased the 17-18 category to 17-21, making competition even tougher.

Eleanor Head and Tilly Nash represented Pinewood in the group, both qualifying for the final.

Nash was in superb form as she took the British title, while Head finished in fifth place.

In the men’s section, Dominic Mensah capped an excellent weekend from start to finish by taking the gold medal in a highly-competitive group.

In the senior section, Pinewood’s European Team Champions Lucie Colebeck and Yasmin Taite showed their class by winning gold and silver respectively.

Colebeck qualified for the final in first place and Taite in second and both held onto those positions on the podium.

It was the first Pinewood one-two in a major competition since 2012.

The British Championships doubled up as a World Age & World Championship trial, with eight Pinewood gymnasts selected to represent Great Britain in Bulgaria later this year.