Jordan Ramos

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Jordan Ramos
Sprinter Jordan Ramos.jpg
Jordan Ramos is a British Sprinter from the Liverpool Harriers & Athletic Club. His events are 60 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres
Personal information
Nationality United KingdomBritish,  Brazilian
Born (1995-07-18) 18 July 1995 (age 22)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Sport
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) 60 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres
Club Liverpool Harriers & Athletic Club
Coached by Alan Prescott
Jordan Ramos
Jordan Ramos.jpg
British Gymnast Jordan Ramos Competing in the World Tumbling (gymnastics) Championship in Russia 2009. He was part of the Wakefield Tumblers from 2005 to 2010
Sport
Sport Gymnastics
Event(s) Tumbling (gymnastics)
Club Wakefield Gymnastic Club
Coached by Craig Lowther
Retired 2010
Achievements and titles
World finals 2009 Russia 4th place Tumbling (gymnastics)
2007 Canada 6th place Tumbling (gymnastics)

Jordan Ramos (born 18 July 1995 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a British sprinter,[1] former British Gymnast, five-times British Tumbling (gymnastics) Champion, a European Silver Medallist,[2] a Guinness World Records Breaker [3] for the longest slam dunk from a trampoline. Jordan received national media attention after one of his videos was featured on the website YouTube in 2007.[4] Jordan Ramos also entered into the 2011 edition of the Guinness World Records book, for the farthest basketball slam dunk from a trampoline. [5]

Biography[edit]

Family[edit]

Jordan is the son of Brazilian Stuntman "Marcelo The Daredevil" and Acrobat and Keep Fit Instructor Anita Grosvenor Ramos. He's the eldest son of the Ramos Family, having 2 younger brothers, gymnast Samuel Ramos and Rio Ramos. Jordan also participates in the family act The Ramos Acrobats alongside mum Anita, dad Marcelo and brother Samuel.

Sports[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Jordan began training gymnastics and acrobatics with his dad at the age of 2, and by the time he’d reached his 10th birthday he became a British Tumbling (gymnastics) Champion.[4] Jordan has since gone onto to win this title 5 times[6] and has represented Great Britain in 2 World Junior Championships and 1 European Championship. Ranking top six in two of the World Tumbling (gymnastics) Championships and winning a Gold medal at the Loule World Cup in Portugal in 2007. He also went on to win a Silver European medal in France in 2010.

Reality TV[edit]

Guinness World Record Smashed[edit]

Because of his amazing gymnastics ability, in 2008 he was set a challenge by Sky1 to try and beat the Record for the longest slam dunk ever performed from a trampoline.[7] He rose to the challenge and live on TV at Pinewood Studio, Jordan at just 13 became the Guinness World Record Breaker,[8] it was outstanding for someone so young! He held onto his Record for 3 Years performing on programs such as Blue Peter, China Central Television[9] and also on Italian TV. In 2011 he entered the Guinness Book of Records.[10]

Wife Swap Controversy[edit]

On 29 June 2009 Jordan, his mum, dad and brother Samuel appeared on the last series of the British Reality TV program Wife Swap on Channel 4.[11] In the program the swapping mum was not happy because at the time, 13-year-old Jordan and five-year-old Samuel spend over nine hours each week training trampolining and tumbling (gymnastics). On the rule change, she made the boys stay at home to bake cakes instead of training gymnastics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Ramos - Power of 10". thepowerof10. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "gymmedia" (PDF). gymmedia.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "FURTHEST TRAMPOLINE SLAM DUNK". http://sky1.sky.com/. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b SEBASTIAN LANDER (12 January 2011). "Jordan is tumble-ievable". The Sun. THIS is the gym-credible lad with a tumble-ievable talent. 
  5. ^ GuinnessWorldRecords (2 September 2010). "Farthest Basketball Slam Dunk". GuinnessWorldRecords. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Jennifer Dunkerley (4 April 2011). "YOUNG BRIT OLYMPIC HOPEFULS". The Sun. 
  7. ^ Deena, Campbell (17 April 2009). "Teen Breaks Record For Longest Slam Dunk". news.sky.com. Sky News. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  8. ^ DIANA, PILKINGTON (12 January 2011). "Boy's record slam dunk". The Sun. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jordan breaks own record in China". looklocal. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jordan's spectacular jump is now officially in the record books". thestar. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  11. ^ ""Wife Swap" The Ramos and the Griffiths". IMDB. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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