23 November 2017

TRP World Championships & World Age Group Competition for 2017

QLD Athletes bounce to new heights at the World Championships & World Age Group Competition held in Sofia Bulgaria this week.

Athletes from Robertson Gymnastics Club, Victoria Park Gymnastics & Trampoline, and Rockhampton PCYC waved the Flag proudly for Australia over the past 2 weeks, being rewarded with Personal Bests, Medals, and Finals.

Braida Thomas, Australia’s World Games representative, was Australia’s best placed Individual performance being pipped for Bronze by 0.2 to finish in 4th place for the Women’s Double Mini Trampoline in Braida’s best ever World Championship performance. Braida also featured in the finals for the team event finishing just off the podium with a 4th in the Women’s DMT Team Event. 

Jared Spear anchoring a strong Australian Men’s DMT Team with very competitive passes, which also saw an Australian in the individual reach finals, brought home a BRONZE Medal in the Men’s Double Mini Trampoline Team Event. Solid Passes from all athletes throughout the event guaranteed them the first team medal for this discipline in more than a decade.

Blake Rutherford, the boy from Rocky now training in New Castle, outperformed seasoned Australian athletes and put together outstanding routines in his first World Championships making it to Semi-Finals and finishing in a phenomenal 14th place in Men’s Trampoline, while making finals and finishing in 8th in Men’s Synchronised. Blake has now clearly staked a claim for a place on the 2020 Tokyo Team.

Lauren Sampson, proudly competing in her first World Championships in the Synchronised event just missed finals after an error on the last skill left her in 12th place. Lauren was also reserve to the Women’s team that saw Australia make Semi-Finals as the Australian Women’s team continues to climb the world rankings and towards an Olympic place in 2020.

The World Age Group Competition is the pinnacle event for our emerging Junior and Youth Athletes held directly after the World Championships and this also saw QLD athletes Carina Hagarty, Britney Glazebrook, and Jayden Robinson-Patch jump out of their skins for Australia.

Carina of Robertson Gymnastics Club had a flawless Qualifying round in Double Mini Trampoline, going into the FInals in 2nd place, only to faulter in her last pass to miss out on a medal in the final. This along with competing strongly in Trampoline and Synchronised Trampoline in the 17-21 Age group rounded out an exceptional event for her. 

Britney Glazebrook shone again making finals in Synchronised Trampoline, and just missing Finals for DMT in 9th place by a mere 0.1. Britney’s pet event with potential to final after winning the Canadian Championships earlier in the year, didn’t go to plan with a fault in her 2nd routine took her out of contention this year.

And finally a very proud Australian athlete at his first event of this level, Jayden Robinson-Patch competed with great grit in the 17-21 year Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline events. Although Double Mini didn’t go to plan in the first pass he finished strongly in his second, backing this up with 2 solid routines on the Trampoline to place him in the top half of the field.

QLD can stand proud, and look forward to continued success in the coming years. Watch this space!