During my long, needed summer vacation, as couple of prestigious international T&T competitions took place. The World Games, which takes place every 4 years, is the multi-sport event featuring non-Olympic events including Synchronized Trampoline, Tumbling and Double mini-tramp, was held in Wroclaw, Poland last month. T&T events were on July 20-23. In addition, the second World Cup of the year was held in Minsk, Belarus on August 18-19 for trampoline and synchronized trampoline events.
The champions from both events were from all corners of the world – China, Belarus, USA, Ukraine and Russia. Some of the Champions were familiar, such as the Chinese team Tu Xiao and Dong Dong. The multiple Men’s Synchronized World Champion team were also golden at the World Games. In addition, Men’s Olympic Champion Uladzislau Hancharou was tough to beat at the World Cup. But, new to the world podium was American Paige Howard. Always been a contender in Women’s Double Mini-tramp, she finally proved she could be a champion in Wroclaw with a strong final at the World Games.
The medalists from each event:
2017 Wroclaw World Games
Men’s SYN TRA: 1) Tu Xiao & Dong Dong CHN 51.252, 2) Mykola Prostorov & Dmytro Byedyevkin UKR 51.200, 3) Takato Nakazono & Yamato Ishikawa JPN 55.550
Women’s SYN TRA: 1) Natalia Moskvina & Svetlana Malkova 48.100, 2) Svetliana Makshtarova & Veronika Zemlianaia AZE 46.250, 3) Tara Fokke & Carlijn Blekkink NED 46.200
Men’s TUM: 1) Luo Zhang CHN 75.100, 2) Ausin Nacey USA 73.100, 3) Maxim Shlyakin RUS 72.700
Women’s TUM: 1) Fangfang Jai CHN 72.400, 2) Anna Korobeynikova RUS 71.200, 3) Lucie Colebeck GBR 71.000
Men’s DMT: 1) Mikhail Zolomin RUS 76.600, 2) Alexander Renkert USA 73.700, 3) Diogo Carvalho Costa POR 73.100
Women’s DMT: 1) Paige Howard USA 71.400, 2) Tamara O’Brien CAN 71.000 3) Lina Sjoeberg SWE 70.000
2017 Minsk World Cup
Men’s IND TRA: 1) Uladzislau Hancharou BLR 60.755, 2) Nathan Bailey GBR 59.165, 3) Aleh Rabtsau BLR 59.100
Women’s IND TRA: 1) Yana Pavlova RUS 56.065m 2) Maryia Makharynskaya BLR 56.030, 3) Victoria Voronina RUS 55.160
Men’s SYN TRA: 1) Mikita Ilynykh & Artisiom Zhuk BLR 51.280, 2) Sebastien Martiny & Allan Morante FRA 50.410, 3) Sergei Azarian & Mikhail Melnik RUS 49.740
Women’s SYN TRA: 1) Hanna Harchonak & Maryia Makharynskaya BLR 48.700, 2) Sviatlana Makshtarova and Veronika Zemlianaia AZE 47.080, 3) Sophiane Method & Sarah Milette CAN 46.410
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PHOTOS of World Games by Per Lindstrom for Trampoline Pundit
** Due to camera problems, we didn’t get all the photos we wanted. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy these. Thank you.