BRESCIA, Italy, June 4, 2021 – World silver medalist Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express finished fifth on Day 1 of the 2021 Brescia World Cup to earn a spot in tomorrow’s final. Ahsinger notched a 101.845 across two routines to lead the U.S. women. World Cup gold medalist Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics finished 17th with a 94.690, while U.S. champion Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics was 18th with a 94.515.
World team silver medalist Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Elite Trampoline Academy led the way for the American men. Shostak’s 108.870 landed him 10th and the first reserve for tomorrow’s men’s final. Fellow World silver medalist Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy (106.195) and T&T National Team member Cody Gesuelli of Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy (105.855) were 21st and 24th, respectively.
Ahsinger’s finals performance could qualify the U.S. for a spot in the women’s trampoline competition at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. The final kicks off Saturday at 9:45 a.m. ET. Ahead of the women’s final, the pairs of Ahsinger/Stevens and Gluckstein/Shostak will compete in synchronized trampoline, beginning 4:15 a.m. ET.