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Nkuna strikes gold

Strike Nkuna made South Africa proud on Thursday as he overcame stiff competition at the Bumbo Gymnastics Cup to claim first place in both the Senior Trampoline Final and the Senior Double Mini Trampoline competition at the Jonibach Sports Centre in Pretoria North.

Strike who qualified in second place in the Trampoline qualifiers, came back in the final to claim the top spot with 35.30 points ahead of fellow teammate Offering Tlaka who has just come out of retirement. The South Africans overcame stiff competition from Germany’s Christopher Schuepferling and Canadian Keegan Soehn.

In the Double Mini contest, Strike came third in the qualifiers with 57.10 points, behind Canadian Soehn. Strike struck again in the final clinching the gold with a score of 70.10 points. The finals turned out to be a clean sweep for the locals with Kasper van Vuuren and Adriaan Van der Spuy taking silver and bronze respectively.

The juniors also shone in the Double Mini Trampoline competition with Tristan Lasevicius taking home first place in the finals of the competition and Zander Biewenga claiming the silver medal. Lars Weiland from Germany came third.

In the Junior Trampoline competition, Lars Weiland (Ger) took gold, Tristan Lasevicius (SA) took silver and Cameron Quinlan (Can) took the bronze.

The Bumbo Gymnastics Cup continues on Friday at the Matsport Centre in Eldoraigne Centurion with the Artistic Gymnastics Competition where things will heat up in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition between Luke Folwell (Gbr), Marian Dragulescu (Rom) and our South African contingent featuring the likes of Lindokhuhle Ngcogo, Christo Malan, Tyrone Morris and Thabo Mkandawire.


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