MacLen­nan right back on top of the world

Toronto Star - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Twotime Olympic cham­pion Rosie MacLen­nan added an­other gold medal to her tro­phy case Satur­day, win­ning the in­di­vid­ual women’s fi­nal at the tram­po­line world cham­pi­onships.

MacLen­nan, from King City, Ont., scored 57.180 to­tal points in the fi­nal, edg­ing Xuey­ing Zhu of China for gold.

Zhu had a 0.2 penalty for tak­ing too long to be­gin her rou­tine and fin­ished se­cond with 57.080 points. Yana Pavlova of Rus­sia was third at 56.405.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited, I’m re­ally proud of the rou­tines I put out to­day and I can’t be­lieve it yet,” said MacLen­nan, who last won gold in in­di­vid­ual tram­po­line at the 2013 world cham­pi­onships. “Com­ing into this com­pe­ti­tion, I was re­ally just try­ing to fo­cus on my rou­tines and get­ting them as clean, as high, and as in the mid­dle as pos­si­ble.

“I had no idea where that would land me. The field is re- ally strong — all of the girls did an amaz­ing job and I’m su­per-proud of them and it’s re­ally mo­ti­vat­ing to watch them.”

The gold was the se­cond medal of the com­pe­ti­tion for the 30-year-old MacLen­nan, who has back-to-back Olympic tram­po­line ti­tles from the 2012 and 2016 Games. She also won sil­ver on Fri­day in the women’s syn­chro­nized tram­po­line event with Sarah Milette. MacLen­nan has won three world cham­pi­onship gold medals, in­clud­ing two in the in­di­vid­ual event. She also won back-to­back Pan Amer­i­can gold medals in 2011 and 2015 in Toronto.

Also Satur­day, Cana­dian Kalena Soehn nar­rowly missed the podium in the dou­ble mini tram­po­line fi­nal. Soehn, of Red Deer, Alta., scored 67.200 points, 0.500 less than third­place fin­isher Kristie Low­ell of the United States.

Swe­den’s Lina Sjoe­berg won gold and Spain’s Me­la­nia Ro­driguez took sil­ver.

DMITRI LOVET­SKY THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Rosie MacLen­nan, fully healthy af­ter fight­ing in­juries, won the gold medal in women’s tram­po­line in St. Peters­burg, Rus­sia, on Satur­day.

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