Yendley advances to DMT finals at 2018 Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions
ST. PETERSBURG, RUS (November 15, 2018) – The 2018 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions kicked off on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia with Jordyn Yendley of Kelowna, BC advancing to the finals in women’s 15-16 double mini-trampoline (DMT) and finishing 5th overall.
“It’s always nice to land four for four passes,” said Yendley who will also compete in trampoline and synchro trampoline this week. “Heading into finals, I just wanted to put out two good passes to my feet. I was in eighth place, so I just wanted to do two good passes and see what happened.”
The USA went 1-2 on the podium with Kayttie Nakamura winning gold and Sydney Senter the silver. Elizaveta Galtsova of Russia captured the bronze.
Also competing in women’s DMT today were Zoe Phaneuf of Cochrane, AB who finished 15th, Cassidy Bodnar of Nanaimo, BC who finished 16th, and Taylor Pillinger of Cambridge, ON who finished 17th.
In men’s 15-16 DMT, Gavin Dodd of Kamloops, BC was the top-finishing Canadian in 12th. Travis Towers of Vernon, BC finished 14th, Kieran Lupish of Vineland, ON - 16th, and Matthew Dykman of Burnaby, BC – 19th.
Canada’s lone competitor in tumbling for the 13-14 age group was Alexandra Siminiuc of Milton, ON who finished 17th overall.
Kalena Soehn of Red Deer, AB who competed last week in the World Championships in DMT, made her World Age Groups debut in synchronized trampoline with her partner Sara-Jade Berthiaum of Trois-Rivière, QC and finished 17th overall. Phaneuf moved up an age category to compete in synchro with Abby McCaig of Calgary, AB and finished 20th overall.
In men’s 17-21 synchro trampoline, Kai Dwyer of Fall River, NS teamed up with David Johnston of Mississauga, ON to lay down the top Canadian finish of the day for 16th position. Benjamin Lagacé of Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC and Zachary Lavallée of Terrebonne, QC finished 22nd.
“This was only our second time doing synchro together, and we were really happy with the result because we placed 16th, and landed our routine, and that was our goal coming in – to land 10 skills and just be happy with the result that comes out of it. We weren’t stressed out, we were calm, and we just had a blast doing it,” said Dwyer following the competition.
Friday will feature Liana Pinnock of Toronto, ON as the lone competitor on trampoline as she competes in the women’s 13-14 age group. DMT will feature the 17-21 age group for men and women, while tumbling will feature the 15-16 year-old age group for men and women.
Follow the competition live here: https://www.youtube.com/user/trampolineru/
For all of the competition results visit: http://bit.ly/WAGC_results2018
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