The Canadian Trampoline Team at the 2012 London Olympics
|August 1, 2012||Filled under London 2012 Olympics|
Our friend Leigh is at it again! She has such amazing content that we HAVE to share it!
Here is her breakdown on the Canadian Trampoline Team that is competing this weekend in London:
Jason Burnett stood on the 2008 Olympic podium with a silver medal around his neck, smack between China’s Chunlong Lu wearing a gold medal and Dong Dong wearing a bronze. In addition, Jason holds the World Record for difficulty performing an 18.8 at the World Cup in Davos, Switzerland in 2010. There is also a video out there of Jason performing a 20.6 during a work-out where he opens with a quaffis-pike, making it look like a piece of cake. This year, however, Jason has been nursing a nagging injury and has yet to return to his record breaking form. He’s hoping that his full recovery will be realized by the time he steps onto the trampoline in London.
The Olympic Flag Bearer for Canada during the 2008 Closing Ceremonies was Karen Cockburn. Karen, 2003 World Individual Trampoline Champion for Women, is returning to the Olympics for her fourth time, seeking yet another medal. The three that she has already won include one bronze from the 2000 Games and two silvers from the 2004 and 2008 Games. Her three medals make her the most decorated Trampoline Gymnast in history. She has a chance to break her own record in 2012 by winning a fourth medal, hoping for a gold one to complete her set.
One athlete who will challenge Karen’s medal winning ways is teammate Rosie MacLennan. This is Rosie’s second Olympics, placing 7th in 2008. However, Rosie has proven to be an international sensation in 2012 by winning two key international events already: the London Test Event and the 47th Nissen Cup. No wonder. She placed 2nd in the 2011 World Chamionships and 3rd in the 2010 World Championships for Individual Trampoline. She has a great chance to garner her first Olympic medal in London.
So, watch for these Canadians to push the favored Chinese to the edge, promising to make Trampolining be a very dramatic Olympic event.”
There are some amazing competitor’s this Olympics, it will be an exciting and explosive weekend for sure!!
If you’re not Canadian who are you cheering for?
Remember, stay safe and have fun!