Olympic Champion – Why sports are important

Rosannagh “Rosie” MacLennan (age 26) is the defending Olympic Trampoline Champion from London.

She’s a national hero in Canada. And an Ambassador for the Jump Start Charity. It’s supported nearly a million kids doing sport.

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(via 24 SEVEN)

R.I.P. Jeff Hennessy

Trampoline was invented and first popularized in the U.S.A. This man was one of the main builders of the Olympic Sport.

Jeff Hennessy of Broussard, La., a noted trampoline coach whose athletes won a total of 26 World medals and former chairman of the International Trampoline Federation’s Technical Committee, passed March 24.

“Jeff was a genuine man and a pioneer for the sport of trampoline,” said Steve Penny, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics. “His legacy is evident in the program’s leadership today and how far the sport has come.” …

Jeff
USAG

His last book is available for $11.95.

A Successful Guidebook of Twisting Single and Multiple Somersaults

Elias Green – quadruple backflip

Here’s one way to do a quad. :-)

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(via Christopher Sommer)

Jon Schwaiger – CAN tumbling record

A STAR in the non-Olympic disciplines of double-mini trampoline and tumbling.

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At the recent Canada Cup Jon set a new Canadian Difficulty Record for tumbling. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Jon started as an Artistic gymnast at University of Calgary. At age-16 he walked into the Altadore/Pegasus T&T club with female Artistic gymnast friends. The rest is history.

Pan-Am Games – inexpensive?

Visitors will find some good prices in Toronto this summer.

… take advantage of a Canadian dollar that as of Wednesday slipped below 80 cents U.S. for the first time in six years?

Could Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games benefit from US tourism with low Canadian dollar?

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Make sure you’ve got your tickets to the top events in Toronto before they’re gone …

Pan Am Games Tickets

Canada top 12 in Rio

Canada’s goal is to finish in the top 12 of the overall medal standings at the Rio Olympics, its Olympic Committee president said Wednesday, which would be its best finish in 20 years. …

Olympic Talk

Trampoline is one of Canada’s best Olympic sports. WAG finished 5th in London, a best ever performance. With a lot of depth in the run up to Worlds 2015 and (if needed) Olympic Test Meet 2016, I’d say WAG has a good shot at qualifying as a Team.

Canadian gymnasts at Gymnix
Canadian gymnasts at Gymnix

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Methot, Chartier win Canada Winter Games

Félicitations Quebec.

… Sophiane Methot of La Prairie, Que., and Jeremy Chartier of Montreal soared to gold medals in the women’s and men’s individual trampoline competition.

Like the freestyle ski aerialists from Quebec who ruled the slopes in years past, Methot and Chartier were tops in Prince George in the first ever trampoline competition at the Canada Games. …

Nathan Shuh of Elmira, Ont., won the silver medal with 35.700 points and Mark Amstrong of Red Deer, Alta., took the bronze with 35.000.

In the women’s event, Methot battled Rachel Tam of Toronto in both the prelims and the final for top spot, ultimately winning the gold with a score of 36.700 points.

Tam was runner-up with 36.000 to take the silver medal and Kalena Soehn of Red Deer, Alta., won bronze with a score of 33.900 points. …

Gymnastics Canada

Click through for links to results and video. Or see the full results here.

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It’s been a good Games for la belle province.