Six U.S. gymnasts advance at 2014 World T&T Championships
posted on 11/07/2014

© John Cheng

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 7, 2014 – Two members of the U.S. Team advanced to the double-mini trampoline finals and four qualified for the trampoline semifinals at the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event, which features competition in individual and synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling, continues tomorrow with qualification rounds from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and finals at 7 p.m. for women’s trampoline, men’s synchronized trampoline, women’s tumbling and men’s double mini-trampoline.

In men’s double-mini, Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, and Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, both advanced to the finals.

For trampoline, four U.S. gymnasts advance to the semifinals this weekend: men – Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express; and women – Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics.

Dooley earned a two-routine score of 107.420 for eighth place in the qualification round. He posted a 50.345 for the first routine and a 57.075 for his second. Shostak, claimed a 104.380 for his two routines (47.200; 57.180) for a trip to the semifinals via a 22nd place ranking (adjusted for the three per country maximum). China had the top three scores: Gao Lei, 113.380; Dong Dong, 111.830; and Tu Xiao, 111.665.

Drury’s two-routine tally of 98.985 put her in 11th place and a spot in the semis. Her two routine scores were 45.605 and 53.380. Dunavin posted a 94.720 total for her two passes (44.460 for the first and 50.260 for the second), which put her in 22nd place. Clare Johnson of The Matrix Gym, Inc./Huntsville, Ala., competed in the first women’s group of the day. She earned a total of 86.980, consisting of a 43.300 for her first routine and a 43.680 for the second, for 40th place. China’s Li Dan had the top qualifying score of 103.925, followed by Canada’s Rosannagh MacLennan at 103.600 and China’s Zhong Xingping with 102.300.

Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, tallied a 47.695 for his first routine and a miss in his second routine resulted in a total of 71.335. Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, missed his second routine and accrued a 65.315 total, which included a 47.820 for his first routine.

In men’s double mini-trampoline, Nacey earned a two-routine routine of 73.900, the second highest mark for the qualification round. White claimed a total score of 72.400 and tied for seventh. A maximum of two athletes per country can advance to the finals. Portugal’s Andre Lico had the top score at 74.300, and Russia’s Mikhail Zalomin was third at 73.600.

Trey Katz, Charleston, Ill./Sun Elite Gymnastics, posted a 67.500 for his two routines (30.400; 37.100). Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, scored a two routine total of 58.100 (34.400; 23.700).

In women’s tumbling, the top three qualifiers to the finals are: China’s Fangfang Jia, 71.000; Great Britain’s Lucie Colebeck, 68.400; and Russia’s Anna Korobeinikova, 68.200.

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 finals sessions are Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. An all-session ticket, which has general admission seating for qualifications and reserved seating for finals, is just $80 (plus any applicable fees). Tickets for the qualification sessions on Nov. 7-9 at 9 a.m. are $25 per person per session, plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets also will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Championships competition schedule is: Nov. 8 – Session 2 (men’s tumbling, women’s double mini-trampoline and men’s synchronized trampoline qualifications and women’s trampoline semifinals), 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Session 3 (women’s trampoline, men’s double-mini and women’s tumbling finals), 7 p.m.; and Nov. 9 – Session 4 (qualifications and semifinals), 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Session 5 (finals), 5 p.m.

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: Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. ET; and Sunday, Nov. 9, 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).