Monday, August 18, 2008

China wins first Trampoline Olympic gold medal

China wins first Trampoline Olympic gold medal
He Wenna celebrates her win. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

China wins first Trampoline Olympic gold medal
He Wenna celebrates her win. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
(BEIJING, August 18) -- He Wenna won China's first Olympic Games Trampoline gold medal at the National Indoor Stadium on Monday.

He Wenna, who finished fourth in the Individual finals at the 2007 world championships, impressed the judges with a difficult routine that earned her a final score of 37.80 points

China wins first Trampoline Olympic gold medal
He Wenna competes. (Photo credit: Xinhua)


Karen Cockburn of Canada won her second Olympic Games silver medal, finishing with 37.00 points. The three-time Olympian's medal collection already includes a bronze medal from Sydney 2000 and a silver from Athens 2004.

Ekaterina Khilko of Uzbekistan was third with a score of 36.90. She was the first to perform and is the first Uzbekistan athlete to win an Olympic Games medal in trampoline.

Anna Dogonadze of Germany, the Athens 2004 gold medalist, fell midway through her routine, taking her out of medal contention. Sydney 2000 gold medalist Irina Karavaeva of the Russian Federation, the current Individual world champion, made a small slip after her voluntary elements and finished in fifth place.

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