© John Cheng

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8, 2014 – Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, finished second and third in the men’s double mini-trampoline final on the first day of finals at the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event, which features competition in individual and synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling, concludes tomorrow with qualification rounds from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and finals at 7 p.m. for men’s trampoline, women’s synchronized trampoline, men’s tumbling and women’s double mini-trampoline.

White earned a 36.300 for his first pass, which ended in a layout full-full. White, the seventh-best qualifier, went for broke in his second pass, as he soared through a forward triple salto with a half twist to a half-in Triffus pike. White scored 41.200 for a 77.500 total. For White, it was the third double-mini silver medal of his career (2011-10). For third and the bronze medal, Nacey nearly stuck his Miller dismount on his first pass for a 37.700. In his second run, he dismounted with a triple back pike for a 36.800 and 74.500 combined score. Russia’s Mikhail Zalomin took the gold with a 78.100.

Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, scored 9.800 after Shostak was forced to terminate the routine after his third element. The pair finished eighth. Dong Dong and Tu Xiao of China scored 51.700 for the gold medal. Uladzislau Hancharou and Mikalai Kazak of Belarus, 49.600, and Tomasz Adamczyk and Artur Zakrzewski of Poland, 49.400, finished second and third, respectively.

In women’s tumbling, Great Britain’s Rachael Letsche won the gold medal. Liu Lingling of China grabbed the top spot in the women’s trampoline final.

For the World Championships, individual tickets for each of the finals sessions are $30 plus fees for general admission and $45 plus fees for reserved seating. The finals session for Nov. 9 begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for Sunday’s qualification session at 9 a.m. is $25 per person per session, plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets also will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Championships competition schedule is: Nov. 9 – Session 4 (qualifications and semifinals), 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Session 5 (finals), 5 p.m.

Live coverage of each session will be available at TTWorlds.com for viewers in the United States. Universal Sports will also air five hours of live coverage from Daytona on cable on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. ET.

Background information

  • Central Florida Sports Commission. The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community’s economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.centralfloridasports.org.

  • International Gymnastics Federation. The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).