BIRMINGHAM, England – Maddy Thomson (Santee, Calif./So Cal TTC) gave the U.S. its second gold of the competition, while Grace Danley (Millstone, N.J./Garden State Trampoline Academy) and ZaQuae Carter (Harlem, N.Y./CAVU Trampoline & Tumbling) each earned bronze Friday at the 2023 FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Age Group Competitions.
Thomson was best in class of the women’s age group 4 (17-21) double mini, topping the first round of the final with a 24.800 and then backing it up in the second round of four athletes, winning the competition with a 24.200. Great Britain claimed second and third with Ava Fettes (23.800) and Madeleine Tarrant (23.400). Ava Binkowski (Naperville, Ill./Element Tumbling and Trampoline) also competed in the final, placing eighth in the first round with a 20.000.
Danley became the youngest U.S. women’s medalist so far in Birmingham, earning a bronze medal in the women’s age group 2 (13-14) trampoline with a score of 50.180 to finish behind Keying Hu of China (53.630) and Tuba Bade Sahin of Turkey (50.790).
In the men’s age group 4 tumbling, Carter moved from fourth in the first round to third on the last pass to win bronze with a 23.900. Jake Taddei of Great Britain won with a 26.800 after a tie break with Marius Bundgaard of Denmark, who took second with a matching score. American Alec Pelezo (Magnolia, Texas/World Champions Centre) placed sixth in the first round with a score of 25.200.
In other final competition on Friday, Nasiarra Riley (Locust Grove, Ga./FlipCity South) advanced to the second round of the finals in women’s age group 4 tumbling, placing fourth with a 22.100. Jill Papenhause (Tremont, Ill./Jump Start Plus) was eighth with a 19.100.
In the men’s age group 4 double mini final, Trevor Harder (Archdale, N.C./Carolina Elite Trampoline Academy) was sixth (21.600) and BJ Mensah (New York, N.Y./CAVU Trampoline and Tumbling) eighth.
- Rafael Pikofsky-Christiansen, men’s 13-14 double mini (25.400)
- Maddy Thomson, women’s 17-21 double mini (24.200)
- Alexandra Mytnik, women’s 15-16 double mini (53.960)
- Women’s 17-21 synchro (Huette, McCoy)
- Grace Danley, women’s 13-14 trampoline (50.180)
- ZaQuae Carter, men’s 17-21 tumbling (23.900)
Maddy Thomson – Women’s 17-21 Double Mini Champion
Grace Danley – Women’s 13-14 Trampoline Bronze Medalist
ZaQuae Carter – Men’s 17-21 Tumbling Bronze Medalist