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The UK’s entrant into the World Crane Championship recorded his personal best score before being defeated by the reigning champion in the quarter finals.

Trevor Tack (pictured) was competing for the third time in the global finals at the IAA in Hannover after qualifying at the Road Transport Expo earlier this year.

Tack achieved his best time so far, but it was Andreas Öhman from Sweden who was eventually crowned world champion for the second event running.

Tack said: “I’ve had another unbelievable weekend with Hiab.

“We had a few wobbly sessions during qualifications, but I managed to set my best personal time this weekend. I was up against Andreas in the quarter-final knockout rounds, last year’s champion.

“If I was going to get knocked out by anybody, I’m glad I got knocked out by the guy who won.”

This year saw the introduction of a new, eight obstacle course designed to separate the pros from the amateurs, testing the contestants’ skills and precision at maximum speed.

Among nine finalists from across the world, Tack came in seventh with a time of two minutes 37 seconds.

Öhman took the win with a time of one minute 53 seconds.