Trampoline 4th Aere FIG World Cup Wrap
Congratulations to our incredible team of trampolinists and tumblers for their performances at the 4th Aere Trampoline FIG World Cup!
Out of the 11 gymnasts on the national team, Team GNSW had seven athletes competing in Rimini, Italy.
In the women’s trampoline synchronised event, Leanne van Rensburg (Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre – SGAC) and Lauren Sampson (Eastlake Trampoline Sports) came an impressive 4th place with a score of 45,360.
For Leanne, the lead up to the international competition was less than ideal, but that left her more motivated to make the most of the event.
“This competition was a perfect opportunity to build confidence competing on the international stage again after multiple years of covid and long lockdowns,” she said. “It was also really important for me personally to flip my mindset after a very average competition at Australian Championships only a few weeks ago and compete routines I knew I was capable of.”
In the men’s synchronised competition, Lleyton Pagett (SGAC) paired with Alex Luyckx (VIC) scored 41,890 to come in 6th place – a great result and an improvement on their qualification position.
In tumbling, the team absolutely wowed on the world stage and won a gold medal and two bronze! All four NSW members came from Kachan School of Tumbling & Performance.
Breanah Cauchi nabbed the bronze in women’s tumbling with a score of 22,400. “I’m very thrilled with my performance and what I have achieved,” she wrote on Instagram. “Even though prelims didn’t go to plan I recovered myself in finals.”
Congratulations also goes to Koralee Catlett who gave it her all in her first World Cup. She missed out on finals due to the two per country rule, but she’s made everyone proud with her stellar performance.
In the men’s tumbling, Jack Hemmings secured bronze, with Ethan McGuinness taking home the gold.
Jack, who scored 30,100, said he’s fulfilled a huge dream with the international medal win. “I'm most proud of how much I enjoy and love this sport, no matter how challenging it is,” he told GNSW.
Bringing home the gold, Ethan has made history with a score of 30,100 and world difficulty record (13.7D)
“I’m struggling to find the exact words to explain how I’m feeling right now!” he posted on Instagram following the win.
Despite struggling to train in the lead-up due to ankle pain, Ethan pushed away his doubts and make split second decision that likely led him to clinch the title.
“I stood on the run up before my pass and knew I had 2 choices,” he wrote.
“Go for a safe routine to make it on the podium or go for broke and go for gold! I said to my coach before my I went that I will go for a safe routine, but as I was about to run I decided that I want to push myself and I want to give it my all, and that’s exactly what I did.”