Trampolining - Champions
Some of the famous trampolining championship events held across the globe are as follows −
- Trampoline World Championship
- Trampoline and Tumbling British Championship
- European Gymnastic Championship
- Artistic Gymnastic World Championship
Many competitors take part in trampolining tournaments that are held in different countries. Let us now discuss in brief about some of the champions of trampolining and their careers −
Huang Shanshan is a trampoline player from China who is the winner of bronze medal in 2004 Olympics and a silver medal in 2012 Olympics. In 2006 World Cup, she won two individual events. She has a long list of achievements in national and international championships.
In 1998, she took part in National Champion’s Tournament where she won silver medal in individual competition and her team won gold medal. In 1999, she took part in National Championship where she won a gold medal as an individual and her team also won a gold medal.
In the same year, she participated in National Champion’s Tournament where her team won a gold medal and individually she won a bronze medal. In 2000, she won a silver medal in National Championship and National Champion’s Tournament. In 2001, she took part in Trampoline World Youth Championship and won a silver medal. She has taken part in many other competitions in which she won gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Steven Gluckstein is a trampoline player from America who started his career in taekwondo. Due to closing of his school, he was forced out from martial arts so his mother introduced him into gymnastics. He won Visa Championship in 2009 which was his first US Champion title.
In the same year, he won a gold medal in Trampoline World Cup in synchronised trampoline where his partner was Logan Dooley. He has taken part in many national and international competitions where he won gold, silver, and bronze medals in individual competitions and also being a part of the team.
Blake Gaudry is a trampoline player from Australia who was Australian Champion in 2009, 2010, and 2012. He was also a national Champion in 2009, 2010, and 2011 in synchronised trampoline event. He started his career in 2002 at the age of ten. He was coached by many coaches at different institutes.
He has taken part in many championships after coaching and won medals in national competitions. In 2012, he participated in Pacific Rim Championships and won a gold medal in synchronised trampoline event.
Kat Driscoll is a trampoline player from Great Britain and has won medals as being a part of a team and also in synchronised events of World and European Championships. She started learning trampolining at the age of seven. In 1998, she took part World Age Games while being a part of Jumpers Trampoline Club.
In 2009, she participated in Aalsmeer Flower Cup and won a gold medal. She has taken part in World Championships and has won two golds, one silver and one bronze. In European Championships, she won three golds, two silvers, and one bronze.
Karen Cockburn is a trampoline player from Canada who is the winner of medals in Olympics. In 2000, she won a bronze medal in Summer Olympics whereas in 2004 and 2008 Olympics, she won silver medal. Besides Olympics, she was successful in other competitions too. In 2005, she took part in Trampoline World Cup and won bronze medal as individual and gold in synchronised trampoline event with her partner Rosannagh MacLennan.
In the same year, both of them participated in World Championships and won a silver medal. In 2006, she won a gold medal in Canadian National Trampoline Championships. In the same year she won gold in individual and synchronised trampoline events in Trampoline and Tumbling Competition. Besides these, she has participated in many other championships and won medals.
Jason Burnett is a trampoline player from Canada who is the winner of Canadian National Championships eight times and a silver medal in 2008 Olympics. In 2010, he participated in Trampoline World Cup and won a silver medal. He has also taken part in Elite Canadian Competition and won a gold medal.
In Pacific Rim Championships, he got gold medals in individual as well as synchronised trampoline events. In 2011, he won a gold medal in Canada Cup in individual event. In the same competition, he won silver medal in synchronised trampoline event.