Trampolinists soar to score five-medal haul
TRAMPOLINING: Victoria Park gymnasts Jarrod Spear and Britney Glazebrook (pictured) have soared to great heights at the Indo Pacific Championships in New Zealand.
The duo has brought home five medals between them from a competition that featured a number of Olympians.
Glazebrook won gold in the 15-16 women's synchronised trampoline and bronze in the 15-16 women's double mini trampoline.
Spear scored silver in the senior men's trampoline, and bronze in the senior men's double mini and the synchronised trampoline.
Spear, 27, said he could not have been happier with his silver medal.
"The guy who won the gold was from New Zealand and actually made the finals at the Rio Olympics so to win gold was always going to be a big ask,” he said.
"The silver was pretty good. I produced PBs in the three routines that I did so I couldn't have done much better.”
This was the sixth Indo Pacific Championships for Spear, who has been involved in the sport for more than 20 years.
He first represented Australia in a Trans-Tasman event when he was 10 and has been competing on the international stage ever since.
While he has donned the green and gold countless times, Spear said the thrill of representing his country never got old.
But it is not only on the trampoline where Spear excels. He is also an internationally accredited judge and earlier this year officiated at World Cup events which some of the top international teams used as a warm-up for the Rio Olympics.
Spear will now enjoy a well-deserved break over Christmas before gearing up for a busy 2017 in which he will focus on qualifying for the World Games in Poland.