Scottish twins become cheerleading World Champions
TWINS Stephanie and Natasha Trainor have been crowned the world’s best cheerleaders.
The sisters, from Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, won gold medals at the World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida beating off top teams from Mexico and China.
Dance teacher and sales assistant Natasha revealed that she broke her toe the day before the event.
She said: “We had been training the night before with another team and just hit legs with another girl and landed awkwardly.
“There was no point in going to hospital. I just iced it and strapped it up. It was really painful but the adrenalin got the better of me on stage and I couldn’t feel the pain.
“I was really panicking before we started about it, but Stephanie told me not to worry and made me feel a lot better. With Stephanie there, there was so much less pressure.”
The sisters have danced together for 19 years and cheerlead for both Celtic and Rangers at matches.
Stephanie, also a dance teacher and waitress, said: “We love dancing together.
“Obviously I know her and she knows me better than anyone else, but when we’re dancing the twin thing definitely comes into play.
“We don’t even need to look at each other to know if one of us is going wrong and we automatically correct each other and bounce off each other.
“We dance very alike and have the advantage of already having danced together for so long. Other teams doing duos will be working to try and achieve that.”
Natasha admitted that after winning the accolade she is likely to draw the curtains on her dancing career.
She said: “The injury probably will affect my dancing in the future. I’ll be giving up cheerleading so that I can focus on auditioning for dance jobs and teaching.
“I’m never going to beat World Champion so I’m quite happy to ending cheerleading now.”
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