TRP World Championships: Day 1
A massive Day 1 of Qualifications have wrapped up at the 2017 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, with our Aussie Trampolinists giving a strong showing in the Men’s and Women’s Individual Trampoline Qualifications.
In the Men’s competition, Blake Rutherford was Australia’s top-ranked athlete, finishing with a combined score of 109.530, which ranked him 25th overall, and secured him a position in Sunday’s Semi Final. (Three athletes per country can qualify for Sunday’s 24-man Semi-Final, however only two athletes per country can progress from here to the eight-man Final.) Dual Olympian, Blake Gaudry, has been named as the third reserve for the Semi Finals, finishing in 29th position with a combined score of 109.010.
Along with Shaun Swadling and Dom Clarke, the Blakes combined for the Men’s Trampoline Team competition, where Australia ranked 6th overall with a total score of 327.015. Although narrowly missing the Team Final by one position (the top 5 Teams advance to the Final), Australia finished ahead of several notable countries, including the USA.
Individual results from the Men’s Individual Trampoline competition can be found below:
In the Women’s Individual Trampoline, the entire team put in a consistent competition, showing that Women’s Trampolining is once again on the up in Australia. Western Australia’s Eva Kierath was Australia’s top-ranked athlete across both the male and female divisions, finishing in 17th position overall with a score 101.490, to also advance to Sunday’s Semi Finals.
Abbie Watts, Claire Arthur and Kira Ward finished 29th, 31st and 32nd overall respectively, to help the Australian Women’s Team to 7th position – with a score of 299.650 – in the Team competition.
Individual results from the Women’s Individual Trampoline competition can be found below:
FULL RESULTS: http://bit.ly/2zs6z8x
Australia continues their campaign at the World Championships in Sofia today, with Qualifications in both Synchronised Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline for Men and Women.
Follow the competition: http://bit.ly/2zpEsXL