11-year-old aspiring trampolinist dies
posted on 09/01/2010

Aspiring trampolinist Ibukun G. Adedeji, 11, of Eagan, Minn., recently died from a congenital heart anomaly. Services are scheduled for Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at Destiny Christian Church (12119 16th Ave. South) in Burnsville, Minn.

Adedeji, who was nicknamed IB, competed as a Level 8 this past year and tied for the top difficulty for trampoline and double mini-trampoline at this year’s nationals. He had already achieved his Level 9 maximum difficulty and was working on his form, with the goal of achieving Level 10 by the end of the year. Adedeji trained at Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy, where he started at the age of 5. The gym held a memorial practice in his honor on Aug. 31.

He is survived by his parents, Samuel and Margaret; his siblings Adejoke, Oreoluwa and Oluwatoni; and grandmother, Adewuyi.

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