Young athlete up for TV award
Posted 22 June, 2012
PROMISING Chapeltown athlete, Samuel Ramos, is celebrating after being nominated for a Nickelodeon Award.
Samuel, 9, amazed the judges with his incredible Gymnastic skills and took to calling him the human boomerang after seeing pictures capturing Samuel being launched 10 feet in the air whilst performing multiple somersaults on top of a bridge.
Samuel first made national news when he was just six for his amazing daredevil skills on the trampoline performing moves usually demonstrated by gymnasts more than double his age.
Samuel now trains gymnastics with his coach and father, Marcelo de Ramos, and trampolining with coach Jay Scouler at the prestigious City of Liverpool Trampoline Club.
He comes from an extremely sporty family, with his eldest brother, Jordan Ramos, 16, being a Guinness World Record Breaker and Tumbling Gymnastic Champion, having represented GB at World and European Championships.
Both his parents, Marcelo and Anita, are also into sport and fitness with his mother being a fitness instructor and his father boosting acrobatic stunts such as somersaulting backwards over cars and diving through hoops of razor sharp knives.
The family is completed by Rio who is just two years old and has just received his first made to measure gymnastic costume from Milano Pro Sport.
Samuel said: “I can’t believe I’ve been nominated for a Nickelodeon Award, I’m so excited! I was amazed when my mum and dad told me the news.”
Mum, Anita, said: “I’m so proud of my little Boy Samuel, he trains five times a week, sometimes six, and always tries to do everything to the best of his ability!
“He’s such a lovely boy and it’s really nice that His talent is being recognised by other people enough so to be nominated for a TV award.
“I think the fact that he’s a big fan of all the programs on Nickelodeon has made it really special for him”.
Samuel has been nominated for an award in the rising sports stars category where he will compete for the public vote against other talented kids.
The award show will be filmed on July 21 at the ICC in Birmingham and will Air on TV in August.
The awards show promises an array of celebrity guests and performances. Go to the Nickelodeon website on http://www.nick.co.uk/a/fruitshoot/Vote.aspx?cat=3 to check out Samuel’s gymnastic show reel and please vote for our local boy to win this amazing award!