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Other Sports - 27. June 2007.

British Tumblers leave their mark at the World Cup in Sofia

By V. Atkinson
Jun 25, 2007, 12:40

The Silver medal went to the 2006 World Cup Final Bronze medalist Anna Terenia (BLR), 65.90 pts, and the Bronze, to Samantha Palmer (Lynx G.C.), the British 2006 European Champion and World Cup Final winner (65.20 pts).

“For Laura to win this competition was fantastic, especially when she became Junior European Champion in 2004 at the same venue and the same track. Great experience for her, which will be very beneficial for the World Championships in Quebec (CAN) in November! I am also very happy to see Sam Palmer on the road to recovery having made the Podium once again in Sofia”, said British National Coach in Tumbling Craig Lawther.

Sofia will be also remembered for the World Records achieved during the competition:
· Trampoline- Individual Women- He Wenna (CHN)- highest scoring first routine (30.80 pts)

Irina Karavaeva (RUS) and Yuri Nikitin (UKR) took the gold medals in individual trampoline while Yulia Domchevska-Elena Movchan (UKR) were the best in the Synchro events for Women

British competitors did not take part in the Trampoline section of the competition in Sofia, which involved an overall of 120 athletes from 18 countries. It was the fourth World Cup series event since the beginning of 2007 (following Lake Placid (USA), Quebec (CAN) and Kunshan City (CHN), and will be followed by the events in Ostend, Belgium (end of June) and St Petersburg, Russia (August).

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