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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014 – Kristle Lowell of Three Rivers, Mich., the defending World champion for women’s individual double mini-trampoline, is unable to compete at the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships due to injury.   Lowell suffered a deep tissue sprain while training at the U.S. Team’s preparation camp last Friday and has been unable to properly prepare for this week’s Championships. Lowell has been receiving treatment on the ankle, but based on her limited ability to execute routines, the coaching and medical staff agree that it is unsafe for her to participate in the competition.