The 22nd Trampoline World Championships
posted on 07/28/2001

The third time was a charm for Lajeana Davis, or at least the third World Championships was, as she took the silver medal today in Women's Tumbling. Lajeana, 18, of Roscoe, Illinois, scored a 69.6 over the two passes in the final round. Other medalists were Olena Chabenko, Ukraine, who took gold with a score of 73.3 and Kathryn Peberdy, Great Britain, who scored a 69.5 for the bronze. USA's Alisha Robinson, Bates City, Missouri, scored a 68.1 to take fifth place.


Other medals for the U.S. came in the Team events. Moving up from fourth place in prelims, the Men's Tumbling Team took the bronze medal in the team final, with a combined score of 108.3. Gold went to Russia with a score of 113.5, while South Africa took silver with a 110. Members of the U.S. Men's Tumbling Team are Brad Davis, Frankie Hartman, Chris Helton and Jared Olsen.

The Men's Double Mini Team also took bronze in the team event. The team stood in third place after preliminary action and held on to that spot with a score of 93.9. Other team medals went to Portugal, who scored a 95.2 to win gold and Spain, scoring 94.2 for silver. Members of the U.S. team are Derrick Aldrich, Keith Douglas, David Ford and Josh Vance.

In other tumbling action, Frankie Hartman, 18, of New Orleans, Louisiana took fifth in the Men's division. This was Frankie's first experience at the World Championships, where he scored a 71.1 in the final round. Medalists in Men's Tumbling were Denis Serdioukov, Russia, 77.3, gold; Nicolas Fournials, France, 74.8, silver; Levon Petrosian, Russia, 72.8, bronze.

USA's Keith Douglas, 24, of Grand Rapids, Michigan scored 62.9 in Men's Double Mini to narrowly miss a medal in fourth place. Competitors from Portugal took gold and silver, while a Brazilian took the bronze medal.

In Women's Double Mini, Dede Mogavero, Lubbock, Texas, took fifth place with a score of 59.6, while Tara Sewell, Shallowater, Texas, took seventh, scoring 42.1. The Women's Double Mini Team made a good showing, taking fourth place in the team final with a score of 92.3. Medals went to Russia, 93.8, gold, Portugal, 92.9, silver, and Australia, 92.7, bronze. In addition to Dede and Tara, Erin Smith competed on the U.S. team.

Complete results may be found at the International Gymnastics Federation web site www.fig-gymnastics.org