Trampoline World Cup Wrap up
Australian Female Trampolinists Make History
Last week four of our NSW High Performance Trampoline athletes travelled over to Maubashi, Japan, to represent Australia in the FIG World Cup. Kira Ward (Sydney Gymnastics Centre) and Western Australian partner, Eva Keirath made history bringing home Australia’s first female medal at a World Cup Competition since 1999, Silver in the Women’s Synchronised Final.
Dominic Clarke (Sydney Gymnastics Centre) also performed strongly placing 15th in individual trampoline event while teammate Aiden Thomas (East Lakes Trampoline Sports) performed consistent routines seeing him finish in 23rd. Dominic and Aiden joined together for the Men’s Synchronised competition finishing 12th. Also from East Lake Trampoline Sports, Lauren Sampson finished her individual campaign in 24th place in a competitive field.
Earlier this month NSW athletes Dominic Clarke, Kira Ward and Shaun Swaddling travelled to Aigle, Switzerland for a training camp before heading to for the 50th Nissen World Cup held in Arosa, Switzerland. The event proved a huge success for this group of experienced NSW athletes, seeing Dominic and Kira qualifying for Individual Event Finals finishing in 6th and 8th place respectively.
Dominic and Aiden partnered together once again for the Synchronised Trampoline event which would see them place 5th in the final.
We congratulate all of the athletes and coaches on two successful World Cup appearances.
The next competition for our trampoline athletes will be the 2018 Australian National Clubs Carnival, which will act as the second and final qualifier for the FIG World Championships which will be held in St Petersburg later in the year.