RESULT: Newcastle trampolinist Ty Swadling (far right) on the World Championships podium in Russia with his bronze medal from the men’s synchronised event. Picture: SuppliedTy Swadling only just made the national trials following the birth of his son, but the trampolinistwill return home to Newcastle with aWorld Championships medal.
The 30-year-old, who trains out of Eastlake Trampoline Sports at Belmont under long-time coach Brett Austin, claimed the international bronze with Australian teammate Dominic Clarke in the men’s synchronised event in SaintPetersburg, Russia, on the weekend.
Swadling and Clarke scored 51.27 in the final, finishing behind Belarus and France.
He was sixth in the same discipline with brother Shaun in the US four years ago. They also combined for a synchronised bronze at the Minsk World Cup in 2014.
Australia won a team bronze at the World Championships in Belarus in 2013.
The 2018 Hunter Sporting Hall of Fame inductee qualified for the current national team in October,travelling to the Gold Coast for selections two days after first child Cooper was born.
The Australian trampoline squad are scheduled to havea training camp in Japan over Christmas. The Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020.
“It’s not everyday you win a World Championships medal,” Swadling posted on social media.
“I could not be happier for the opportunity to compete alongside such a superstar Dominic Clarke in such a high quality final.
“I’m proud to wear the green and gold and grateful for the experience.”
Meanwhile, the Australian Gymnastics Championships will remain in Melbourne for the next two years with the 2019 event taking place from May 20 to June 4.