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Canada wraps up the Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competition with another gold medal in trampoline

“We had a strong 17-18 year-old girls team and there was some chance that all four members would be able to qualify for finals,” said Stephan Duchesne, High Performance Director for trampoline gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada. “Sophiane did an almost perfect routine in the finals and put some pressure on the leader who had problems in her final routine to give the win to Sophiane. This is the first time that Canada has won two gold medals in individual trampoline at the same World Age Group Competition.”

In the qualification round, Sarah Milette of Longueuil, QC, who was third last year in this category, had some small problems with her routine and finished 13th and did not advance. In the finals, Domenica Cirone of Toronto, ON struggled, but managed to finish her routine for sixth place. Rachel Tam, also of Toronto, didn’t complete her routine and finished seventh.

“It’s like I haven’t realized yet that I won and that I’m 17-18 World Champion,” said an excited Méthot following the competition. “It’s really an incredible feeling when you realize that all your efforts have paid off.”

Also in the finals today were Emily Welsh and Jordyn Yendley, both of Kelowna, BC, who finished tied for fifth in the girls 15-16 year-old category for synchronized trampoline. Yendley, who is 13-years-old, also competed in the individual trampoline competition for 13-14 year olds and finished 40th, and in double mini-trampoline (DMT) in the same age category today where she finished 22nd.

Jessa Bentz and Alexandra Boucher of Calgary, AB finished 13th in the qualifying rounds of the same competition and did not advance to the finals where Japan took the gold, Russia the silver, and the United States the bronze.

“This result has made us more confident in our synchro,” said Welsh. “We thought we weren’t going to do very well so this has definitely pushed us to do better and to do harder routines so that we can get back here again.”

Canada wraps up the competition with three gold, and one bronze medal, and lot of great experience for these young athletes to bring back home to their clubs. “We had a lot of kids for which this was their first experience at WAGs and I hope they all learn a lot from it and that they go back home and train harder to be even more successful next time,” said Duchesne.


Boys 17-18 Trampoline: Kyle Carragher, Port Coquitlam, BC – 27th; Keevin Madigan, Richmond Hill, ON – 11th; Nathan Shuh, Elmira, ON – 18th; Benjamin Tyo, Ottawa, ON – 26th.

Boys 13-14 DMT: Adin Brenner, Gabriola Island, BC – 13th; Kai Dwyer, Fall River, NS – 15th.

Girls 13-14 DMT: Taya Clyne, Port Coquitlam, BC – 17th.

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