A SKYDIVING schoolboy is celebrating success at an international competition.

Nine-year-old Oliver Rassad, a pupil at The Grange Junior School, came home with the bronze medal after competing in his first major indoor skydiving competition.

Mum Helen said: “We are super proud of his achievements to not only learn difficult routines but to also hold his nerve and perform them to the best of his ability.

“As it was his first major competition, we weren’t expecting a podium finish so we were all ecstatic after seeing the results of the first round scoring 7.4 and being in third place, which he maintained until the end.”

Oliver first tried indoor skydiving at iFly Manchester when he was just three-years-old.

Enjoying 'feeling like Superman', he brought his friends along to try it for his fourth birthday party.

At this point it was clear he stood out from his peers as having a natural ability to find the wind.

Northwich Guardian: Oliver finished third at his first major competitionOliver finished third at his first major competition (Image: Supplied)

Unfortunately, his progression was halted by the pandemic and so his skydiving journey really began just 12 months ago.

Due to the limited resources available locally, Oliver’s training has seen him travel to Poland and Finland for more affordable options.

His first major competition saw him travel to the Hurricane Factory in Berlin for the German National Indoor Skydiving Championships over March 8 and 9.

Northwich Guardian: Oliver's next competition will see him go to FranceOliver's next competition will see him go to France (Image: Supplied)

After competing in four rounds, Oliver managed to secure third place in the kids challenge against other young flyers aged up to 14 from across the continent.

His eyes are now focused on his next competition, at the Weembi Free Fall Simulator in Lille, France, in November.