Posts Tagged ‘Olympic medalist’

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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Chatelaine

Age: 31 Sport: Trampoline Trains: 4 to 6 hours a day Hometown: Toronto The number of somersaults Karen Cockburn can do in a single jump is mesmerizing. She doesn’t just fly, she soars. The bouncing blond has competed in trampoline every summer since it was first recognized as an Olympic sport in 2000, and she’s […]

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What is your first childhood memory of the Olympics? What athlete has inspired you the most? What has been your most memorable sporting moment to date? What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve had to make to reach this level? What does it mean to you to represent your country in London?

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Regina Leader-Post

Karen Cockburn hasn’t stopped to reflect on her storybook gymnastics career, mostly because the end hasn’t been written. “You don’t really look back,” says one of the most decorated Olympians in Canadian history. “You’re always looking forward.” Cockburn is preparing for what will likely be her final Olympic chapter at the 2012 Games in London. […]

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Canada.com

Canada won 18 medals four years ago at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Three of them were gold, nine were silver, six were bronze. With Friday marking the six-month countdown to the start of the 2012 Olympics in London on July 27, here’s a look at 12 Canadian stories. […] Toronto’s Karen Cockburn will […]

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