Bronze medal for Milette and Méthot at Minsk World Cup
Gymnastics Canada – MINSK, BLR (August 19, 2017) – Sarah Milette and Sophiane Méthot of Quebec captured the bronze medal in the women’s synchronized trampoline final at the World Cup in Minsk, Belarus on Saturday.
Milette and Méthot finished in 13th and 14th place respectively in the individual qualification, missing the finals, before coming together to compete in the synchronized event. Milette and Méthot advanced to the finals, sitting in 6th place following the qualifying round.
In the finals, the women scored 46.410 points to finish in third place overall. Home team Belarus won the gold medal and the team from Azerbaijan finished less than .70 points ahead of Milette and Méthot to secure the silver medal.
“I’m happy with my results from this competition,” said Milette with a bronze medal around her neck. “In synchro, we had some difficulties in our first qualifying routine, but we had a great optional routine, which left us in 6th placeheading into finals. In the final, we were a bit out of sync at the beginning of the routine but came back together to finish off strong.”
“This competition gave me a lot of confidence for upcoming World Cups,” said Méthot. “I also gained more experience in the sport and it motivates me to work even harder to continue to improve.”
Bronte Dundas of Richmond Hill, ON finished 9th in the women’s individual qualification competition. Competition rules state that only the top two athletes from each country can advance to the finals, giving Dundas an opportunity to compete in the finals due to four Japanese gymnasts finishing in the top eight. Dundas scored 52.780 to finished in 8th place in the final; her best ever result at a World Cup competition.
“I was impressed with how I performed in the preliminaries, both my compulsory and optional went very well,” said Dundas following competition. “I went into the competition prepared and excited to compete, and that was reflected in my outcome. My coach Dave Ross and I went back to the drawing board after my competition at Nationals, and I competed all new routines, which helped me achieve my best result at a World Cup.”
Rachel Tam of Toronto, ON was only able to complete one routine in individual competition and finished 25th overall.
For full competition results, click here.
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