GYMNASTICS Preview: Rio champs Hancharou & McLennan headline Trampoline World Cup

Rio Olympic women's Trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan (CAN)

The fourth FIG Trampoline World Cup comes this weekend at the 8th Loule World Cup in Loule (POR), with events in individual Trampoline, Synchronized Trampoline and Tumbling.

Of these, individual Trampoline is the only event on the Olympic program, for men and women and there are excellent fields in both:

∙ Lei Gao (CHN) ~ 2016-17 World Champion
∙ Uladzislau Hancharou (UZB) ~ 2016 Olympic Champion
∙ Dimitrii Ushakov (RUS) ~ 2017 World Championships silver medalist

∙ Lingling Liu (CHN) ~ 2014 World Champion
∙ Rosie MacLennan (CAN) ~ 2013 World Champion & 2012-2016 Olympic Champion
∙ Bryony Page (GBR) ~ 2016 Olympic silver medalist
∙ Sophiane Methot (CAN) ~ 2017 World Championships bronze medalist

The U.S. has the top four men from the 2018 U.S. Championships in the meet: winner Jeffrey Gluckstein, and runner-ups Aliaksei Shostak, Isaac Rowley and Cody Gesuelli, plus 2018 national runner-up and Pan American silver medalist Nicole Ahsinger on the women’s side, plus fourth and fifth placers Sarah Webster and Jessica Stevens.

There is prize money available of CHF 1,500-1,000-500 for the top three in each event. Look for results here.