A milestone performance for five-time American Trampoline champion Jeffrey Gluckstein came in the third FIG Trampoline World Cup of the season, where he won a silver medal at Maebashi, Japan.
Competing in a field which included two-time World Champion Lei Gao (CHN), 2016 Olympic gold medalist Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR) and 2015 Worlds bronze winner Andrey Yudin (RUS), Gluckstein scored 58.960 to edge Mikita Ilyinykh (BLR) for the silver behind Gao. Hancharou finished fifth and Yudin was eighth.
It’s Gluckstein’s first-ever World Cup medal; his highest prior finish was fifth in Minsk (BLR) last year. Summaries:
FIG Trampoline World Cup
Maebashi (JPN) ~ 3-4 August 2018
(Full results here)
Men 1. Lei Gao (CHN), 61.365; 2. Jeffrey Gluckstein (USA), 58.960; 3. Mikita Ilyinykh (BLR), 58.650.
Men’s Synchro: 1. Dong Dong/Xiao Tu (CHN), 53.350; 2. Uladzislau Hancharou/Aleh Rabtsau (BLR), 52.500; 3. Teis Petersen/Benjamin Kjaer (DEN), 48.650.Also: 8. Paul Bretscher/Cody Gesuelli (USA), 15.650, retired.
Women: 1. Xueying Zhu (CHN), 57.330; 2. Qianqi Lin (CHN), 57.095; 3. Yana Pavlova (RUS), 56.510.
Women’s Synchro: 1. Valiantsina Bahamolava/Anhelina Khatsian (BLR), 48.250; 2. Kira Ward/Eva Kierath (AUS), 47.550; 3. Susana Kochesok/Iana Lebedeva (RUS), 47.300.