Burlington duo come up short at world trampoline championships

Toronto’s Rosannagh MacLennan soared to a silver medal at the World Trampoline Championships on Sunday (Nov. 20), outscoring everyone in the eight-woman final except reigning Olympic champion He Wenna of China.

MacLennan grabbed the lead with score of 55.360 points and held the top spot until Wenna, competing last in the order, edged her for the gold with a score of 56.275.

In the men’s double mini final, Keegan Soehn of Red Deer, Alta., and Denis Vachon of Burlington, placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Bruno Martini of Brazil took the gold with a score of 73.300, followed by runnerup Austin White of the U.S. with 72.800 points and Evgeny Chernoivanov of Russia at 71.800.

Soehn was less than a point behind at 71.200 and Vachon was right behind with a score of 71.100.

Vachon, 27, the comeback “kid” at this year’s world championships, cruised into the final as if he hadn’t missed a beat since retiring after the 2007 world championships.

After leading Canada to the double mini gold medal on Friday, Vachon pulled out on the stops in the individual final, going for two big passes but stepped out on his second landing and dropped from third to fifth.

In women’s tumbling, Emily Smith of Burlington faltered on her first pass but bounced back to place fifth in the final.