PINEWOOD Gymnastic Club’s Lucie Colebeck is celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 32nd Trampoline & Tumbling World Championships.

The 22-year-old flew the flag for the Wokingham-based club at the tournament in Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia.

Having qualified for the individual final in eighth place, the pressure was on Colebeck to deliver an improved display.

And she rose to the challenge by executing two superb runs she had not completed for two years to claim a place on the podium, just 0.8 of a point behind the gold medal winner.

Earlier, Colebeck and Pinewood team-mate Yasmin Taite had shone in the preliminary rounds to put the club on the road to team success.

Taite was up first and she completed a difficult routine consisting of a double straight transition to a double pike somersault.

Colebeck followed that with a double straight transition to a double straight ending.

Their second passes consisted of a twist transition to a full in pike for Taite and a back in full straight for Colebeck to safely qualify for the team final.

With only one run to perform in the final, Taite started off with a superb combination to score a massive 34.1 points.

Colebeck was last to compete for Pinewood and, though she was forced to recover from a slight error, it was good enough to secure the team silver medal behind China for the second year in a row.

Meanwhile, Pinewood had six tumblers representing Great Britain at the World Age Group Championships, also in Sofia.

And in another boost for the club, Pinewood coach Vladimir Podobin was also invited to coach the GB team.

Woodley-based William Cowen was first up in the 13-14 age group and qualified for the final in first place, scoring 67.00 Cowen performed a back in full transition to a double twisting straight to score 33.9 and win his third World Age Group gold medal.

In the 17-21 age group, Dominic Mensah had strong competition and, after two runs, he had accumulated a massive 71.2 points to seal his place in the final in third position.

Mensah then completed a full in straight transition and a perfect landing to come away with the bronze medal with a personal best score of 36.1.

In the same age group, Tilly Nash competed in a strong group of 27 girls all fighting for a place in the top eight.

Nash comfortably qualified in sixth place then executed an outstanding run for the very first time to finish in fourth place.

The final day of the championships was the 11-12 age category and Pinewood had three gymnasts competing in their first World Age Group tournament.

Georgina Elliott scored an impressive 60.9 and qualify for the final in fifth place before settling for seven place overall.

Alexander Cowen made it through to the final in sixth place with a score of 60.3 then completed a fine run to clinch fourth place.

He was followed by Sebastian Williams who qualified for the final in eighth place with 59.8 before ending the tournament in the same position.