Rosie MacLennan wins trampoline gold in back-to-back Olympics

Aug 12 2016, 7:08 pm

Rosie MacLennan has won gold for Canada for the second straight Olympics in women’s trampoline.

MacLennan was Canada’s only gold medallist four years ago in London. She’s our country’s second gold medallist in Rio.

Cool under pressure, Rosie was not the highest ranked trampolinist coming into these Olympics. She was third after the first routine, too.

But when she got to the final, Rosie delivered, putting together a flawless routine that earned a score of 56.465, putting her in first place ahead of Bryony Page of Great Britain (56.040) with two competitors to go.

China’s Dan Li (bronze) and Tatsiana Piatrenia of Belarus (5th) put together the best scores in the prelims, but couldn’t match Rosie’s brilliance in the final.

MacLennan becomes first Canadian flag bearer to win gold in the same Summer Olympics since Carolyn Waldo in 1988. She’s also the first Canadian to ever win gold in back-to-back Olympics in an individual event.

Canada has won at least one medal every day through seven days of the Olympics, the first time that has ever happened at the Summer Games for our country. Canada’s women are on a remarkable streak, having won all nine of our nation’s medals to date.

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