Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Rio Olympic Arena, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016
The womenâs qualification round of 16 women at Rio 2016 saw Belorussiaâs [Tatyana Petrenya], the 2003 World champion in first, two-time World individual champion [Li Dan] of China in second, and the 2013 World and defending Olympic champion from Canada, [Rosie MacLennan] in third. Britain's [Bryony Page], the second athlete to compete in the final, was the leader for much of the round with a score of 56.040 points. MacLennan, who had won Canadaâs only gold medal in London 2012, went third last, bumping Page into the silver-medal spot with a score of 56.465 points, and then she had to sit and wait if that mark was enough for gold, while the last two World champions tried to de-throne the defending Olympic champion. Li scored 55.570 points which was good enough for bronze, while Piatrenia scored 54.650 points, dropping her to fifth. With her Rio gold, MacLennan is the first repeat Olympic champion in the sport. Silver was won by Page, and the bronze medal went to Li.
Of the five Olympic trampoline gold medals awarded in this event since its inception into the Olympic programme in 2000, Canada has two, while Russia, Germany and China, all have one. Canada has earned a medal in the womenâs event at every Olympic Games since it has been held, with [Karen Cockburn] winning a bronze in 2000, and then two silvers (2004, 2008), before MacLennan won back to back golds (2012, 2016).