Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Review
It was a weekend of record-breaking proportions in Bulgaria, with Australia’s Trampoline Gymnastics squad performing incredibly at the 36th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, headlined by two gold medals.
Ethan McGuinness can add the title of World Champion to his already absurdly impressive resume, having secured the title with a spectacular pass, scoring 28.900. His trademark confidence on show through the Difficulty Score of 11.500, with none of his competitors attempting a pass with a D score over 10.
Also joining the rank of World Champions was trio Cheyanna Robinson, Keara Nel and Carina Hagarty, who triumphed in the Women’s Double Mini Trampoline team event. Robinson also walked away from the Championships with an individual Bronze medal, having finished on the podium in the Women’s Double Mini Trampoline.
Elsewhere in the competition, 17-year-old prodigies Koralee Catlett and Breanah Cauchi qualified for the Women’s Tumbling final, in an event which saw Koralee secure a silver medal, with Breanah finishing fourth.
National Men’s Trampoline champion Shaun Swadling finished in 6th place in the Men’s Individual Trampoline final, whilst our team of women qualified for the Individual Team Final, finishing in 5th place, whilst the Team All-Around squad fell agonisingly short of the podium, finishing in 4th place.
The success of the competition was not lost on the team, with the squad delighting the Aussie fans who had made the trip to Bulgaria, or were watching along on the free livestream provided by the FIG.
The trampoline gymnastics will continue this week as the World Age Group Championships set to take flight in Sofia with Australia set to field an extenstive team of incredibly talented young trampoline gymnasts.