Lowell nabs double-mini bronze medal at 2018 World T&T Championships
posted on 11/10/2018

© Ricardo Bufolin

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 10, 2018 – Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./Morgan Park Sports Center, nabbed the women’s double mini-trampoline bronze medal at the 2018 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Sports and Concert Coliseum (SKK) in St. Petersburg, Russia., which concluded today. U.S.-based fans can watch same-day coverage of the finals on the Olympic Channel and OlympicChannel.com at 6 p.m. ET.

Lowell posted a 34.000 and 33.700 for a two-pass total of 67.700 and the bronze medal. Sweden’s Lina Sjoeberg won the title (72.100), with Spain’s Melania Rodriguez in second (70.000). Tristan Van Natta, Hilliard, Ohio/Integrity Athletics, finished eighth after getting a no-score for her first pass.

In the men’s tumbling final, Kaden Brown of Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, finished fifth with his 75.100 total (38.200/36.900). Russia’s Vadim Afanasev claimed the title (79.200). Britain’s Elliott Browne edged out China’s Zhang Kuo for the silver, 77.900 to 77.700.

In women’s trampoline, Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, did not advance to the final session from the semifinals. Canada’s Rosannagh MacLennan captured the women’s crown at 57.180, slipping by China’s Zhu Xueying’s 57.080. Russia’s Yana Pavlova was third (56.405). The men’s trampoline medalists were China’s Gao Lei and Dong Dong, gold (62.255) and silver (61.185), respectively, and Russia’s Andrey Yudin, bronze (60.950).

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