We are so pleased to welcome Jaydon Paddock to the Elite tracks Group.
Jaydon has agreed to come on board and review the products for us! Who better than a European Champion to put your mind at rest with your investment.
Here’s a little Bit of what Jaydon told us about himself!
Hey, I’m Jaydon Paddock and I’m a Senior GB Gymnast for the discipline of Tumbling. I began my gymnastics journey at the age of 2.5 years old and was selected into my first development squad at the age of 5. Over my years as an Artistic Gymnast I had developed a real love for floor work. So, at 7 years old, I chose to specialise in Tumbling and from that point on I have never looked back. I maintained a 15 hours per week training schedule around school, with not much time to do anything else. However, I loved gymnastics so at that age, it was no sacrifice.
I had qualified to compete in my first British Championships at 9 years old and at 10 years old I was selected into the Great Britain squad. I was so proud & went on to compete in my first international competition in Portugal at the age of 11. It was at this early stage that I set my goals on becoming a European Champion & World Champion at Junior and Senior level with British Championship titles along the way. Between the ages of 11-16, I maintained my high level of success on both the national & international circuit winning gold medals in World Cups, as well as 2 British titles. At 14, I went on to win my first Junior European Team gold & make history by being the first Junior Mens GB team to win the title.
The year 2018 was a year to remember for me. Not only did I medal with a bronze in my first Senior British Championship, competing alongside gymnasts that have been & still are my role models, but I achieved my first 2 goals; I become the Junior Individual & Team European Champion, and the Individual World Age Group Champion. My successes didn’t stop there; after being rewarded with a Silver Medal at the Senior British Championships, I was selected to represent Team GB in my first Senior World Championships in Tokyo. This competition was incredible and saw me achieve my greatest accolades to date. The competition was tough and full of high tariff gymnasts. However, we stood tall as a team and with our families watching on, we secured the gold medal, becoming Senior Team World Champions. My individual success in the team event also meant that I had qualified for my first individual finals at a Senior World Championships. After a great competition, I finished in 5th position meaning I currently have an International Senior ranking of 5th in the World.
My goals are now; to one day become the individual Senior European and World Champion; to continue to be a role model to the younger gymnasts coming through the systems and to further pursue my future and training as a stuntman. It has been an incredible journey with many highs & many lows but the journey has taught me so many life lessons & has moulded me into the young man I am today. One of the main lessons I have learnt is; do not let anyone dictate the person you can become, your success is in your hands. I am looking forward to what the future has in store for me but in the meantime I am just going to continue to ‘MAKE IT HAPPEN’!