Canada captures bronze in all-around team final at 2018 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships
ST. PETERSBURG, RUS (November 8, 2018) – In the first-ever all-around team final to be held at a Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, Team Canada captured the bronze medal behind China and Portugal.
The team, composed of the top qualifier in each discipline from the past two days of competition, was composed of: Rosie MacLennan of King City, ON for women’s trampoline, Jérémy Chartier of Montreal, QC for men’s trampoline, MacLennan and Sarah Milette of Longueuil, QC for women’s synchro trampoline, Jason Burnett of King Township, ON and Jake Cranham of Mississauga, ON for men’s synchro trampoline, Zoe Hipel of Aurora, ON for women’s tumbling, Michael Chaves of Mississauga, ON for men’s tumbling, Laurence Roux of Blainville, QC for women’s DMT, and Jon Schwaiger of Ancaster, ON for men’s DMT.
Five countries took part in the final – Canada, China, Portugal, Russia, and the United States. The format saw three athletes take to the floor for their country on their apparatus – performing their routines back-to-back. Based on their ranking against the five other countries they were awarded a score from five to one – five points for first place, one point for fifth place. For the next round, three more athletes took to the floor on their apparatus in reverse order – the last place team going first. The final round consisted of synchronized trampoline, again with the fifth place team going first.
Canada finished the competition with 24 points – the same as Portugal and the USA. Despite having two-first place finishes – MacLennan on trampoline, and Milette and MacLennan on synchro trampoline, the tie was broken by adding up the actual total scores for each routine, giving Portugal the edge over Canada, and Canada over the USA.
“The format was definitely different but it was a lot of fun,” said Schwaiger, a veteran of several World Championships. “It was fun how they did a point system as opposed to a score system because if it was score, and a trampolinist fell off, your team would never make it back. The fact that you didn’t get to come out and touch the equipment and warm-up – you just had to come out and go, was also interesting to try, and to see how everyone did with it.”
Competition continues tomorrow with the synchronized trampoline finals featuring MacLennan and Milette. 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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