24 Aug 2014

Sunday 24 August 2014

Year 13 student Dylan Schmidt is the first New Zealand athlete to win an Olympic medal in trampoline.

Competing on Friday 22 August, the 17-year-old won gold at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

His final score of 57.340 beat Liu Changxin from China by a margin of 0.405 points, and he received the final's joint highest score for both difficulty and execution.

Trampoline is Dylan's true passion; it's what he has always wanted to do. He has been training extremely hard and is so happy with this incredible achievement.

A big congratulations to Dylan! The King's community is extremely proud of you!