© John Cheng

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 9, 2014 – Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, and Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, advanced to the women’s synchronized trampoline finals at the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. The World Championships concludes tonight with the finals for men’s trampoline, women’s synchronized trampoline, men’s tumbling and women’s double mini-trampoline at 5 p.m. ET. The World Age Group Competitions, which has competition in men’s and women’s trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline, begins on Nov. 13.

The Americans who had already qualified for tonight’s finals are: women’s double-mini – Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T & T, and Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy; and men’s tumbling – Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, and Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy.

Drury and Dunavin posted an 84.100 to place seventh and advance to the women’s synchro finals. Canada had the top qualifying score at 88.000. Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., and Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, competed in the men’s trampoline semifinals but did not advance to the finals. Dooley earned a 56.320 for 16th place, and Shostak had a 6.270 for 24th. China’s Dong Dong had the best semifinal score with 62.140, and the top eight in the semifinals advanced to the finals tonight.

For the World Championships, individual tickets for each of the finals sessions are $30 plus fees for general admission and $45 plus fees for reserved seating. The final session today begins at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets also are available onsite on the day of competition.

Live coverage of each session will be available at TTWorlds.com for viewers in the United States. Universal Sports will also air five hours of live coverage from Daytona on cable on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. ET.

Background information

  • Central Florida Sports Commission. The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community’s economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.centralfloridasports.org.

  • International Gymnastics Federation. The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).