British world champion tumbler Kristof Willerton bags the first gold for Great Britain with his gravity-defying tumbling routine

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Meet the British world champion tumbler who defied the gravity and stunned the whole world with his world-class tumbling actions.   

Kristof Willerton walked away with the long-awaited gold medal for Great Britain at the 2013 Trampoline World Championships.

The aspiring gymnast was only 20 years old when he became the first British to bring home tumbling gold at the world championships

Willerton defeated two other strong contenders from China and Denmark by finishing with a strong score above the two countries.

The 178-cm tall gymnast has been competing in tumbling sport since he was only 10 years old. Since then, Willerton has won four national champion titles with his astonishing tumbling routines.

In the video, Willerton shows off his impressive gravity-defying somersault that has earned him the world championship title

Tumbling is a gymnastic discipline which requires the athlete to spring before performing a somersault down the track.

While it is known to require a high level of concentration, skills and precision, Willerton makes it look relatively easy with his effortless routine.

The impressive young athlete from Great Britain shows why he definitely deserves one of the most prestigious titles in the world gymnastics championships

Willerton is certainly the athlete that everyone has to look out for as he undoubtedly has the potential to become the world’s best tumbler in the near future.

Watch how the Oxford graduate nails his tumbling routine in the world championship in this video here

Credit: BBC 

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