19th Trampoline World Age Groups Competitions
FOUR DAYS OF COMPETITION IN A QUEST FOR THE GRAIL
Finals day 1 - November 18, 2009
St-Petersburg (RUS), November 17, 2009: Russia started strong today, taking the Double-mini 15 - 16 competition with a victory by Alexander Odintsov and a double win by Anastasiya Ignatyeva and Daria Romanova, who claimed first and second place respectively. The Tumbling 13 - 14 Boys event was a local crowd pleaser, featuring a winning performance by Aleksandr Bezyulev.
Though Russia may have soared to the top of the medal ranks after only one day of competition, France excelled in Trampoline. In the 11-12 Girls category, Lea Labrousse made her country proud with a full-on win alongside Redha Messatfa / Loïc Dumaitre in 17-18 Boys Synchro.
Oceania made an impressive debut, leaving no doubt as to who will put up a fight as the competition unfolds. Dylan Schmidt captured the Individual Trampoline 11 - 12 Boys title for the Kiwis, while Aiden Thomas / Shaun Swadling delivered Silver into the hands of the Aussies.
Gold, Silver or Bronze? North America, with Canada and the USA, treated themselves to one of each!
Trampoline Girls 11-12yrs : JPN - FRA - GEO
Finals day 2 - November 19, 2009
Day two provided the newer nations with a chance to garner titles in this competition. Kazakhstan is one of them, seizing the Gold in Synchro 11 - 12 Boys with Pirmammad Aliyev and Alexandr Shinkarev. Spain copied that in Individual Trampoline with Angel Hernandez Recalde in the 13-14 Boys category, and a similar performance just moments later from the Ukraine with Anna Tarnovska in Girls.
Tumbling 15 - 16 was the discipline of choice for the USA, boasting a victory from Aaron Cook in Boys and Annalise Tortorich in Girls.
Yet another double win gave Russia the lead in the Double-mini 17 - 18 Girls medal ranks, with their adversaries close on their heels. An impressive coup for Svetlana Karavaeva, who placed just ahead of Veronika Korsunova. /cev/az
Double-mini Girls 17-18yrs : RUS - RUS - GBR