Posts Tagged ‘Olympic training’

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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The opening ceremonies were amazing and it was an honour for Jason and I to be picked to march in the front row.  As I walked into the stadium it finally hit me that we’re here, the Games are starting and I’m about to compete in my 4th Olympic Games. The highlight of the night [...]

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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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Kawartha News

With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England just around the corner, Karen Cockburn thinks she’s ready to go for the gold in the women’s trampoline competition. That elusive gold is something the 31-year-old Stouffville resident would love to add to the two silver and one bronze medals from three prior Olympic appearances – in [...]

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The Globe and Mail

Propelling oneself to such extreme heights and breathtaking acrobatics requires a trampolinist to be conditioned precisely and to be acutely aware of what each body part is doing at every instant. Feet hitting the trampoline bed at the wrong time, the wrong angle or with insufficient power won’t give the athlete enough air or velocity [...]

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