CANADA’S Rosan-nagh MacLennan soared to her country’s first gold medal at the 2012 Games yesterday in the women’s individual trampoline after Chinese favourite He Wenna fell on her last move.
The 23-year-old MacLennan’s score of 57.305 helped her edge past another Chinese favourite, Huang Shanshan, so when Wenna stumbled MacLennan knew she had won gold.
“At that point I knew,” a laughing and bubbly MacLennan told reporters after receiving her medal and expressed surprise that the renowned Chinese discipline had broken.
“That was a bit shocking too.”
The gold is also Canada’s first in the women’s individual trampoline event, which became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Sydney Games.
MacLennan said things started look good for her when she was awarded the best score in her career and only became better and more surprising after China’s Huang scored below her at 56.730. — Reuters