Looks like this competition was a blast. 🙂
The Olympic Swimming Test Event was followed immediately by the Paralympic Swimming Test Event.
Gymnastics sports are not in the Paralympics.
Izzy Weall could be.
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1. Hancharou Uladzislau BLR 59.750
2. Schmidt Dylan NZL 58.550
3. Ganchinho Diogo POR 58.085
Favourite Gao Lei CHN, who led prelims, was terminated when he landing on the frame pad.
“It’s a surreal feeling to have qualified my spot at the Olympics. And a huge honour to be the first NZ trampoline athlete to do so. I just feel a huge weight off my shoulders now that this part is over and all my hard work has paid off. I can’t wait to get back in the gym and keep training hard to do the best I can in 4 months’ time.” – Dylan Schmidt
1. Lingling Liu CHN 55.485
2. Yana Pavlova RUS 54.160
3. Tatsiana Piatrenia BLR 53.540
LI Dan from China led in the prelims. And I expected her to win the optional Final. But she was all over the tramp on her final set.
Teammate Lingling takes it. China is the team to beat at the Rio Olympics.
Rosie MacLennan was the winner of Test Event 4yrs ago. Went on to win Gold in London.
Click PLAY or watch How Trampoline gymnasts qualify for Olympics 2016 on YouTube.
MAG competition starts Saturday. MAG podium training Thursday. WAG podium Friday. Schedule.
I’ll be tweeting LIVE @GymCoaching.
Charlotte Drury, an American trampoline gymnast, has dreamed of the Olympics for as long as she can remember.
After spending 10 years training as an artistic gymnast (alongside childhood best friends and future Olympic gold medalists Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney), Drury strayed from the conventional path and started paving one of her own. After discovering trampoline gymnastics at the age of 13, Drury made the US National Team within two years and is now, at 19, in position to take her own shot at Olympic glory.
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1. Dmitrii Ushakov RUS 59.970
2. Jeffrey Gluckstein USA 58.295
3. Dylan Schmidt NZL 57.475
1. Sam Smith CAN 54.240
2. Shaylee Dunavin USA 53.165
3. Sam Sendel CAN 52.695
Artistic fans enjoyed having Trampoline in simultaneous competition. We wished the announcers had paid more attention to the Trampoline competition, however. Many were curious as to exactly what was happening on Tramp at any given time. Interested in the rules of the sport.
Many of these competitors will soon fly to the Rio Olympic Test meet. One last chance to qualify.
@GymspiredMedia on twitter provided the best Tramp coverage.