MacLennan and Milette capture World Championships silver in synchro trampoline
ST. PETERSBURG, RUS (November 9, 2018) – Rosie MacLennan of King City, ON and Sarah Milette of Longueuil, QC combined forces on Friday night at the 2018 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships to take home a silver medal in women’s synchronized trampoline. Japan won gold, while Mexico took the bronze.
Japan and Canada had entered the finals ranked first and second respectively, while Mexico had a big improvement from their 7th place qualifying position to grab the bronze medal. MacLennan and Milette also competed last night in the all-around team final where Canada took home a bronze medal.
“It went really well today,” said MacLennan who also won a silver medal in synchronized trampoline (with Karen Cockburn) at the last World Championships to be held in St. Petersburg in 2009. “I think we were really focussed on trying to stay in the middle, stay high, stay clean, and obviously stay together. We’re a pretty new synchro team, so I think when we go home, we’re going to start thinking about other routines we might try and we’ll see what happens.”
This medal marks Milette’s first-ever World Championships medal in synchronized trampoline, and second World Championships medal ever after last night’s bronze in the team competition. She was pleased with the team’s performance: “I was a little bit nervous at first, but we stayed focused and did a safe routine which we both knew we could do really well so that was key to our good performance.”
The final day of competition on Saturday will see MacLennan and Samantha Smith of Toronto, ON compete in the semi-finals of women’s individual trampoline where they’ll try to make the top-8 final later in the day. Roux and Kalena Soehn of Red Deer, AB will also compete in the women’s DMT finals.
Watch the finals live on: www.cbcsports.ca
For all of the competition results visit: https://live.gymnastics.sport/schedule.php?idevent=15408
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