A Record-Breaking Win for Australia's DMT Team


Years of work have culminated in a record-breaking victory overnight for Australia’s Women’s Double Mini Trampoline team, who secured their first Gold Medal since 1988 at the 36th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

The squad of Cheyanna Robinson (NSW), Keara Nel (WA) and Carina Hagarty (QLD) held off strong competition from the United States and Great Britain to secure the title, the first medal of any kind Australia has won in the event since 2001. 

For the squad, who have trained together since 2019, this was a result beyond their wildest dreams. “We walked into the competition really hoping for a medal, because we’ve come fourth so many times, so to come away with gold is wild,” said Carina Hagarty, the anchor for the team. 

Hagarty executed her most difficult pass in the final, which, according to team coach Dr Ben Kelly, “ensured the gold medal position” after solid performances from Robinson and Nel had placed the team in the best possible position for success. 

“The wealth of experience in the team saw them rise to the occasion,” said Kelly, full of pride for the team.

In other events on Day 2 of the championships, New South Wales Tumbler Ethan McGuinness began his campaign for gold, finishing the qualifying round in 4th position with a score of 55.900. Fellow Aussies Jack Hemmings (NSW) and Jacob Smith (TAS) are reserves for the final, following scores of 49.200 and 46.800 respectively. 

Results
Women’s DMT Team

Gold Medal
Cheyanna Robinson, Keara Nel, Carina Hagarty

Men’s Synchronised Trampoline
Alex Luyckx & Jadyen Robinson-Patch – 42.940
Patrick Schluter & Shaun Swadling – 32.180

Men’s Tumbling
Ethan McGuinness – 55.900 Q 
Jack Hemmings – 49.200 R2
Jacob Smith – 46.800 R4
Thomas Clough – 45.200

Team
151.800 Q 

Final
4th Place

Women’s Synchronised Trampoline
Jess Pickering & Imogen Florian – 46.470 R2
Abbie Watts & Kira Ward – 45.980

Women’s Tumbling Team
4th place