Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Olympic medalist’

HuffPost Living Canada

Canadian Olympic trampolinists Karen Cockburn and Mathieu Turgeon bounced into each other’s lives when they were tweens training at Skyriders Trampoline Place in Richmond Hill, Ontario. After years of friendship, the elite athletes were officially dating by the time their first Olympic Games rolled around in 2000. Karen and Mathieu, the only two trampolinists in […]

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The Globe and Mail
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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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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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As we prepare to leave for London tomorrow evening, this is one of the last opportunities that I will have to work out in the comforts of home, Skyriders Trampoline Place. Skyriders is my home away from home. It’s the place where I met my husband, where I’ve built life long friendships and where I’ve […]

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As I begin to think about packing for London, I’m starting to become concerned about the amount of clothes I need to take. In Sydney, Athens and Beijing, the weather was predictable: hot and humid.  I’ve been watching the weather forecast for London and I almost feel like I should be calling some of my […]

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Two weeks today, I will be waking up to compete in Women’s Trampoline at the London Olympics. The day will start with therapy, meals, mental training and the commute to the venue along with my fellow competitors.  Walking into the venue is the point where I’ll likely experience my first butterflies. I know my parents […]

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