Ahsinger finishes 15th in women's trampoline at 2016 Olympic Games
posted on 08/12/2016

© John Cheng

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 12, 2016 – Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, finished 15th in the women’s trampoline qualification round at the 2016 Olympic Games, held at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Trampoline continues tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rio time with the men’s competition that includes the USA’s Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif/World Elite Gymnastics.

The trampoline competition features one compulsory and one optional round for the preliminaries, with the top eight advancing to the finals, where one optional routine is performed.

Ahsinger scored a 45.250 for a solid compulsory routine highlighted with a double front half-out and piked half-in, Rudi out. Her optional routine included a Rudi out; half-in, half-out piked; double pike; and layout full-full to score a 50.205. The first-time Olympian earned a combined total of 95.455 to finish in 15th place.

Canada’s Rosannagh MacLennan won gold with a score of 56.465. Great Britain’s Bryony Page earned the silver medal with a 56.040 and China’s Dan Li claimed the bronze medal with a 55.885.

Following men’s trampoline, men’s and women’s gymnastics takes center stage again with the individual event finals Aug. 14-16. The U.S. gymnasts competing in the individual event finals are: women’s vault – Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; uneven bars – Madison Kocian of Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, and Gabby Douglas of Tarzana, Calif./Buckeye Gymnastics; balance beam – Biles and Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite; floor exercise – Biles and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics; men’s floor exercise – Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma) and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); pommel horse – Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center); parallel bars– Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics); and horizontal bar – Leyva and Mikulak;.

Ways to follow the action
NBC is the broadcast and web source for coverage and news on the Olympic Games.

  • NBCOlympics.com. NBCOlympics.com will carry live coverage of every gymnastics session as well as all sports, and maintain an archive for on-demand coverage. The gymnastics schedule is listed below.
    • Aug. 13, men’s trampoline qualification and final, 1 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 14, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 15, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 16, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
  • NBC. Gymnastics coverage is expected to appear in the primetime broadcast.
    • Aug. 14, individual event finals, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
    • Aug. 15, individual event finals, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
    • Aug. 16, individual event finals, 8 p.m. ET, NBC

USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee are also providing easy ways to follow the action from Rio.

  • USAGym2016.com. Original stories, athlete bios, schedules, results and more are available at usagym2016.com.
  • USAGym.org. The USA Gymnastics official website is a great source for information about the sport: latest news, the schedule of its premier events, athlete biographies, videos, photo galleries and more.
  • TeamUSA.org. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s website will also be a good resource for information on the Team USA in Rio.
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including interviews and photos, on Facebook and Twitter (@USAGym).