Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Olympian’

The Globe and Mail
Photo Credit: MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

Canada’s Karen Cockburn and Rosie MacLennan were the last two to leave the floor of the Olympic trampoline venue on Thursday, taking a moment alone there before they contend for the podium in two days time. All of the trampolinists in the men’s and women’s competitions had their one day in the actual Olympic venue [...]

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Today was podium training.  It was the first opportunity I had to jump in the North Greenwich Arena and on the competition trampolines.  Podium training is basically a run through of competition day.  From warm-up, to marching out, to being presented and most importantly to train on the competition equipment.  It was nice to have [...]

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Each day at the Olympics fills up quickly with things to do.  We basically have everything scheduled for the entire week leading up to our competition, from when we set our alarm in the morning to when we go to sleep. Once we’re up, it’s shower, get ready and pack our bag for the day. [...]

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Yesterday I arrived at the athlete village and went straight to lunch.  The main dining hall is huge, lots of different foods.  There is British/English, Mediterranean, Caribbean, African, Indian and Asian.  There is so much choice! But I stick to what’s most similar to what I eat at home and stay on the strict healthy [...]

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YorkRegion.com
Photo Credit: Ron Pietroniro, Metroland

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are going to feel a little peculiar, especially around the trampoline venue, because Karen Cockburn won’t be there. The 31-year-old Torontonian heads into London as the only trampoline gymnast to reach the podium in all three Games in which trampoline has been a medal sport. She won bronze in [...]

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There’s a song that often comes to mind when I’m boarding a plane: John Denver’s ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’. But unlike the lyrics in the song, I know when I’ll be back again – on August 14th and hopefully wearing a medal around my neck. It’s always fun to arrive at the airport with [...]

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