Rosie MacLennan wins 6th Canadian title

Rosie MacLennan of Toronto, ON successfully defended her senior women’s trampoline title at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics at Durham College in Oshawa, ON on Saturday, while World Games-bound athletes Tamara O’Brien of Vancouver, BC and Jon Schwaiger of Ancaster, ON both set personal bests in double mini-trampoline (DMT) finals. …

Jake Cranham of Ontario took the title of Canadian champion in the men’s senior trampoline finals with a score of 159.780. Kyle Soehn of Red Deer, AB took silver with 156.220, and Andrew Martin of BC took bronze with 152.070. All three athletes shared the podium with visiting Australian athletes who laid down the top scores.

“This is probably the first successful competition I’ve had in a good six years so it’s pretty exciting,” said Cranham who trains out of Skyriders Trampoline Place in Richmond Hill. …

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Karen Cockburn retires

2000 Sydney Bronze
2004 Athens Silver
2008 Beijing Silver

OSHAWA, ON (July 16, 2017) – Karen Cockburn, Canada’s most decorated gymnast, announced her retirement today at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics in front of her family, friends, and fellow competitors. …

Cockburn started competing at the age of 13 and represented Canada for over 25 years. She won the first of her eight World Championship medals in 2003, when she stood on top of the podium in individual trampoline. …

“Karen was the first World Champion from Canada but will be known more for competing at four Olympics for trampoline, making finals every time and coming in the top-4 at every one,” said Dave Ross her personal coach for 26 years at Skyriders …

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Click PLAY or watch some career highlights on YouTube.

Olympics 2024, 2028

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday solidified an unusual plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics at the same time in September, with one to be hosted by Paris and the other by Los Angeles.

Paris is favored to hold the Games in 2024, the centenary of the last time it hosted the Olympics, while Los Angeles is expected to hold the Summer Games for a third time in 2028. Voting by delegates of the I.O.C. will take place on Sept. 13 in Lima, Peru. …

NY Times 


Many consider the L.A. bid stronger for 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron attended the meetings. President Trump did not.

Artur Dalaloyan interview

Our current European silver medalist in AA. Very interesting.

… Six months before the Rio Olympics. It just really clicked. I realized that I might miss my chance. I don’t think I need to tell how much the Olympics mean for an athlete. So, I threw all the unnecessary stuff aside, but it was too late. There wasn’t enough time.

Q: What did you feel when the guys returned from Rio de Janeiro with medals?

A: Of course, I was happy for the team. But I also really wanted to scold myself – …

Q: But now you already have a rather big title. Many gymnasts end their careers without achieving results like that.

A: Actually, the main thing that these European Championships gave me was the opportunity to announce my presence. And I’m not talking just about the international field. First of all, I showed our senior coaches what I can do. They did not really believe in me and expected the worst. So, first of all, I’m proud because I could prove that I’m not just one of the many gymnasts who train with the team …


Apparently he was briefly suspended from National Team after Europeans.

Kyle Shewfelt Olympic Floor champion

For Canada Day let’s relive that fantastic Gold medal routine 2004 Athens.

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Canadian Olympic gymnast Kyle Shewfelt looks at a photo of himself before announcing his retirement during a news conference in Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

Shewfelt Retires Gymnastics
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Nastia on falling at Olympic Trials

TG: When was the last time you felt you failed and how did you overcome it?

NL: 2012 Olympic Trials. I went in as the reigning Olympic All-Around Champion.

All eyes were on me. On my best event, I fell…face first. I was so embarrassed, I wanted to crawl under a rock. I got back up and finished my routine, knowing I had absolutely no chance of making my second Olympic Team. I landed on my feet, and for the first time in my entire life I had a standing ovation. 20,000 people were on their feet cheering for me, for the absolute worst routine of my career.

When I won the Olympics four years prior, nobody stood on their feet. Sure they were cheering for me, but when I fell on my face in front of 20,000 people, when I finished that routine they all rose.

It truly became the defining moment of my career. I also thought that in order for people to love and support me, I had to win, to be the best, to get a gold medal. The moment I had at the 2012 Olympic Trials made me realize life isn’t about winning, but more so the journey. …

Nastia Liukin On What It’s Like to Fail In Front of 20,000 People

The Olympic gold medalist talks failure, burnout and how she deals with email.

Click PLAY or watch that routine on YouTube.