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Lucky’s record in US
- Updated: August 3, 2011
Five of our gymnasts gave a good account of themselves when they competed at last week’s Canadian Cup, in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, with Lucky Radebe setting a new Africa record.
Gymnasts competed in the Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline disciplines. Two of our senior gymnasts,┬á Radebe and Offering Tlaka, had the pleasure of been invited by GCG ÔÇô Gymnastique Canada Gymnastics to the Cup, after they had impressed the visiting Canadians at the 2011 Jannie Jansen International held at the University of Pretoria in Tshwane in March earlier this year. Three junior gymnasts also competed at this event.
Senior gymnasts Radebe and Tlaka both had a good competitions amongst a tough field of 24 competitors in Canada. In the Euro Trampoline discipline, they finished in 12th and 13th positions respectively, with their performances much spoken about as they were both fairly new to participation at World Cup competitions unknown.
American Austin White won the men’s gold medal with his 147.600 and unofficially set a world record for degree of difficulty at 11.600 with a triple front half out into a triple back flip with a full twist.
In the Double-mini Trampoline, Radebe set a new Africa record of 10.4, which consisted of tuck triffis, triple pike back. He attained fourth position, just missing out on a bronze medal.
Junior gymnasts Ruben Bester, Kelly Schoeman and Chene Bester also competed in both the Euro Trampoline and Double-mini Trampoline events. It was good experience for the youngsters, having to compete on an international level.
Unfortunately no gymnast made the final for Trampoline but Chene Bester had great showing in the Double-mini Trampoline, finishing in eighth position in the final.