The 2000 British Olympian Jaime Moore from Northamptonshire T.G.A., coached by Tracy Whittaker-Smith, took a commendable 6th place in the “Good Luck Beijing” Trampoline International on Sunday, 2 December. She performed first of the eight competitors and delivered a flawless routine in what happened to be a nerve-braking Final that saw many of the favourites fail. (Score 34.10).
The 2004 Olympic Champion Anna Dogonadze (GER) performing next, managed to stay in control in spite of some hesitance in the final part of her routine, 36.30.
From there on, those finalists who managed to finish all the 10 elements on their feet - medalled: The 31-year-old Ukrainian Olena Movchan took deservingly the Gold medal, 37.50.
The Silver went to the Canadian Rosannah MacLennan, 36.80 and the Bronze, He Wenna, China.
The other three finalists, Anna Savkina (UZB), Natalia Chernova (RUS) and even the top favourite Shanshan Huang (CHN), Olympic Bronze medallist in Athens, broke their routines at different stages.
The 2000 Olympic and five time World Champion Irina Karavaeva (RUS) did not qualify for the Final having stopped her performance of the second routine in the Qualification round.
Jaime’s achievement in the Trampoline event, along Marissa King’s and Ross Brewer’s excellent results in the Artistic Gymnastics Tournament (Bronze medal on Vault and 8th place in the All-around and 18th place in the Men’s Qualifications, respectively), are indeed, a very good ending for the year, which brought further recognition and respect to British Gymnastics.