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Trampolining at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): National Indoor Stadium, , Beijing
Date Started: August 16, 2008
Date Finished: August 19, 2008

Gold: CHN Lu Chunlong
Silver: CAN Jason Burnett
Bronze: CHN Dong Dong

Summary

At the 2007 World Championships, Chinese trampolinists had gone 1-2 – with Ye Shuai winning the gold medal over Dong Dong. Dong Dong competed in Beijing and was joined by Lu Chunlong, who had not yet competed at a World Championship. But Lu, who had won three of the five World Cup meets in 2008, led the qualifying, and then won the gold medal with a finals performance that edged out Canadian Jason Burnett, who performed a very high difficulty routine, with Dong Dong taking the bronze medal. The defending champion, Yury Nikitin (UKR), placed fifth. The 2004 bronze medalist, Henrik Stehlik (GER), was eliminated in the qualification after supposedly having missed the target area. Video of the event showed this was incorrect, but replays are not allowed to review decisions, and he was eliminated despite a protest.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lu Chunlong 19 China CHN Gold
2 Jason Burnett 21 Canada CAN Silver
3 Dong Dong 19 China CHN Bronze
4 Tetsuya Sotomura 23 Japan JPN
5 Yuriy Nikitin 30 Ukraine UKR
6 Dmitry Ushakov 19 Russia RUS
7 Aleksandr Rusakov 27 Russia RUS
8 Nikolay Kazak 30 Belarus BLR
9 r1/2 Yasuhiro Ueyama 23 Japan JPN
10 r1/2 Peter Jensen 28 Denmark DEN
11 r1/2 Diogo Ganchinho 20 Portugal POR
12 r1/2 Grégoire Pennes 24 France FRA
13 r1/2 Ben Wilden 23 Australia AUS
14 r1/2 Flavio Cannone 26 Italy ITA
15 r1/2 Chris Estrada 25 United States USA
16 r1/2 Henrik Stehlik 27 Germany GER