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Trampolining at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): National Indoor Stadium, , Beijing
Date Started: August 16, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008

Gold: CHN He Wenna
Silver: CAN Karen Cockburn
Bronze: UZB Yekaterina Khilko

Summary

The favorite was the 2000 gold medalist, Irina Karavayeva of Russia, who had won five World Championships, including both the 2005 and 2007 titles. But Karavayeva, despite a very high difficulty tariff of 14.7, placed only fifth. She made some errors in her voluntary elements, including a major error when she landed outside the designated area. The gold medal went to China’s He Wenna, who had placed fourth at the 2007 Worlds. Canada’s Karen Cockburn, 2003 World Champion, won her third consecutive Olympic trampoline medal, duplicating her silver from 2004, added to her 2000 bronze. Defending champion Anna Dogonadze (GER) fell in her final routine, and finished last in the final. All the three medalists performed a forward triple somersault with half twist (He and Cockburn twice), and multiple twisting double somersaults in tucked, piked and straight positions.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 He Wenna 19 China CHN Gold
2 Karen Cockburn 28 Canada CAN Silver
3 Yekaterina Khilko 26 Uzbekistan UZB Bronze
4 Olena Movchan 31 Ukraine UKR
5 Irina Karavayeva 33 Russia RUS
6 Luba Golovina 18 Georgia GEO
7 Rosie MacLennan 19 Canada CAN
8 Anna Dogonadze-Lilkendey 35 Germany GER
9 r1/2 Tatyana Petrenya 26 Belarus BLR
10 r1/2 Claire Wright 29 Great Britain GBR
11 r1/2 Nataliya Chernova 32 Russia RUS
12 r1/2 Haruka Hirota 24 Japan JPN
13 r1/2 Erin Blanchard 18 United States USA
14 r1/2 Huang Shanshan 22 China CHN
15 r1/2 Lenka Popkin 30 Czech Republic CZE
16 r1/2 Ana Rente 20 Portugal POR