ODENSE, Denmark, Oct. 8, 2011 – After capturing the gold medal at the World Cup in Germany, silver medals at World Cup events in Bulgaria and China, and a bronze medal in Russia, Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, took home the silver medal in men’s tumbling at the Odense World Cup on Saturday (Oct. 8), securing the first-ever tumbling World Cup series title by an American.
Ludvigson qualified to today’s final in third position. With no scores carrying over, the American posted a two-pass total of 75.100 in the finals to win the silver medal behind Yang Song of China. Song scored a 79.200.
Team USA’s Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./T&T Express, competed in the finals of the women’s synchronized trampoline, finishing in eighth place.
In the individual trampoline competition, Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling and Trampoline, finished 30th and 31st respectively. For the women, Vinsant missed the final, finishing 14th with a 96.670, while Vercruyssen posted a 94.745 for 24th place.