Jarman wins GB's first world vault title

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Jake JarmanJake Jarman scored 15.4 for his first vault and 14.7 for his second

Jake Jarman became Great Britain's first winner of the world vault title with a brilliant display on Sunday.

The 21-year-old European champion from Peterborough scored 15.050 points for gold at the World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp.

He finished ahead of American Khoi Young (14.849) with Ukraine's Nazar Chepurnyi claiming bronze (14.766) and GB's Harry Hepworth seventh.

"It's doesn't feel real yet. I just can't believe it," said Jarman.

"I was definitely nervous competing, especially for that first vault. As soon as I landed that first vault, instantly I shut all my emotions down.

"I'm just super proud to be able to perform the way I did today under that stress and that pressure. It gives me a huge confidence boost, especially leading up to next year."

It is Jarman's first individual medal at world level and further showcases his potential ahead of the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Last year he claimed four golds at the Commonwealth Games, took European gold in vault and was also a world bronze medallist in the team event.

Before Jarman's success, Britain's women's and men's teams had both missed out on medals in Antwerp. Jessica Gadirova was ruled out with injury and Max Whitlock came off the apparatus during his pommel horse final.

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