Posts Tagged ‘trampoline athlete’

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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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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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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 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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Over my last 12 years as an Olympic athlete, one of the questions I’m always asked in interviews is “Who is your inspiration?” People are probably curious to know if a famous athlete or sporting event had an impact on my life. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by great athletes and their achievements. For [...]

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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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