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Canada qualifies for multiple finals on first day of competition at Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships

In women’s trampoline, reigning World Champion, and two-time Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of King City, ON, showed that she’s coming back to top form following the injury she sustained earlier this spring, scoring 102.995 to advance to the semi-finals on Saturday in 10th position. Samantha Smith of Vancouver, BC, who was crowned the Pan American champion this past August, also advanced to the semi-finals, scoring 101.650 to finish 17th, as did Sarah Milette of Longueuil, QC who scored 100.440 to finish 23rd. Sophiane Méthot, who is also returning from injury, scored 98.015 to finish 39th. The team has also advanced to the trampoline team finals taking place Saturday evening.

“I’m definitely happy that I got 20 skills out and that they were pretty decent. There’s definitely room for improvement and I was a little bit shaky, but it was nice to get out there and to be in the same flight as the other girls and compete as Team Canada,” said MacLennan who broke her ankle at a World Cup competition this past May. “I’ve made a lot of progress, I’m still lacking a little bit of consistency, and little bit of volume, but I’m working on it, and I’ve definitely made a lot of progress, especially in the last seven weeks since the last World Cup.”

In men’s trampoline, Keegan Soehn of Red Deer, AB was the lone competitor to advance to the semi-finals in 23rd place with his score of 109.740. The top-24 athletes, with three per country advanced. Jérémy Chartier of Montreal, QC finished the day in 77th position, while Nathan Shuh of Elmira, ON finished 83rd and Jason Burnett of King Township, ON finished 95th. They did not qualify for the team final.

“Today went really well. I put up my best score of the year so – it’s a good place to do it! I did one of the hardest compulsories I’ve ever done, so that really gave me a personal best for my first routine score, and that made my score higher overall,” said Soehn who is a two-time Pan American Games champion. “For the semi-finals, I’d like to hit one more solid routine, and hopefully the score will be high enough to keep propelling me through the competition.”

Jordyn Miller-Burko of Hamilton, ON qualified for the women’s double mini-trampoline (DMT) finals in third position after laying down two fantastic passes to score 69.600. Laurence Roux of Blainville, QC scored 68.800 to finish the day in 10th position. Kalena Soehn of Red Deer, AB scored 67.700 to finish 16th while Danielle Grieve of Regina, SK scored 63.800 to finish 28th.

“Today went better than I expected, I’m super thrilled with how it went,” said Miller-Burko who is competing in her third World Championships. “For the finals, my plan is to just not over think things, and push as hard as I can.”

The team has also qualified for the team finals taking place on Friday afternoon.

Mario Bruno of Kamloops, BC laid down two great passes to score 73.900 overall in the men’s DMT qualifying round to book his ticket to the men’s DMT finals taking place on Saturday. Émile Chateauvert of Boisbriand, QC was the next top finisher, scoring 62.700 to finish 34th, followed by Jon Schwaiger of Ancaster, ON in 37th with a total score of 60.00, and Callum Sundquist of Sherwood Park, AB in 43rd with a total score of 24.600. The team did unfortunately not qualify for the team finals.

“For myself, I had one good pass, one not so good, which is how the past few worlds have gone for me unfortunately,” said Schwaiger who will also compete in the men’s tumbling qualifiers on Friday. “For the team on the whole – it was a learning experience for everybody. Mario did really well. I think everyone prepped really well for this, and it just wasn’t our day, but now we move on, and plan for the next worlds.”

In women’s tumbling, Jordan Sugrim of Brampton, ON scored a total of 62.500 to finish the competition in 16th place. Her Dynamo Gymnastics teammate Zoe Hipel of Aurora, ON scored a total of 60.500 to finish in 21st place. The top-8 athletes advanced to the finals on Sunday.

“Today went OK, it wasn’t my best, although worlds is never really my best – I’m moderately happy with how I did. I prepared really well for this competition compared to other years, so I’m really happy with how I did leading up to today, and then today, it just wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst,” said Sugrim who announced that she is retiring following the competition after competing in her sixth World Championships.

Friday will feature the qualifying rounds for men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline, and in men’s tumbling, followed by the team finals in the afternoon and evening. Saturday will feature the trampoline semi-finals in the morning, followed by the finals in synchronized trampoline, women’s tumbling, and men’s DMT. The competition will wrap-up on Sunday with the trampoline finals for men and women, the women’s DMT finals, and the all-around team final in the afternoon.



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