© John Cheng

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 9, 2014 – Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T & T, won the women’s double-mini gold medal on the final day of the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Featuring competition in individual and synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling, the World Championships concluded today after three days of competition. The USA brought home three medals for the entire event. The World Age Group Competitions, which has competition in the same events for four age groups, begins on Nov. 13.

In double-mini, Jauch performed a double pike half out to layout full-full first pass for a 35.700. With the title on the line, Jauch nailed a Rudi-out to layout full-twisting double back. She earned another 35.700 and 71.400. The first run of Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, resulted in a 0.000 after she landed her mounting skill on the apparatus. Her second pass gave her a 34.100 and seventh place. Jasmin Short of Great Britain, 70.300, and Polina Troianova of Russia, 66.000, claimed the silver and bronze, respectively.

Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, and Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, earned a 46.400 after opening with a one-and-a-half twisting double front. The duo closed with a layout full-full to finish fourth. Liu Lingling and Li Meng of China won the gold medal with 47.800. Hanna Harchonak and Tatsiana Piatrenia of Belarus, and Rosannagh MacLennan and Samantha Sendel of Canada tied for the silver at 47.200.

Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, was ecstatic after tumbling a full-twisting double layout through to a triple back pike in the men’s tumbling final. He scored 36.400. Nacey’s second pass was a layout full-full through to a tucked full-full. His 35.600 gave him a 72.000 total for fifth place. Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, executed two double layouts through to a double pike for a 32.500 in his first pass. He came up with a perfect landing on his second pass, dismounting with a stuck layout full-full for a 35.200 and a 67.700 final score and seventh place. China’s Song Yang won the gold, followed by Alexander Mironov and Tagir Murtazaev, both of Russia, in second and third, respectively.

China’s Tu Xiao won the gold medal in men’s trampoline.

Earlier in the competition, Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Nacey claimed the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in men’s double mini-trampoline.

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).