Olympics: Trampoline

Maclennan bounces to gold in trampoline

Roasannagh Maclennan performs during the women's trampoline competition. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Rosannagh Maclennan of Canada won the women’s trampoline gold medal Saturday with a score of 57.305, edging two Chinese gymnasts who led after qualifying.

Maclennan was fourth in qualifying but her degree of difficulty — 15.400 – was the highest among the eight finalists, meaning that if she executed her routine, she could finish in the medals.

China’s Shanshan Huang and Wenna He won silver and bronze, respectively.

American Savannah Vinsant, 19, finished sixth.

In the final, the eight athletes with the top qualifying marks perform one routine with 10 required skills.

Vinsant makes trampoline final

American Savannah Vinsant, 19, finished seventh in trampoline qualifying and advances to the final (10:30 a.m. ET).

Vinsant ranked just 11th after her first routine, but a higher degree of difficulty helped her move up in her second routine.

In qualifying, athletes perform two routines. The first focuses on execution and simplicity; the second has no limitation on difficulty – the higher the degree of difficulty of the moves, the higher the score. The eight athletes with the highest combined score from qualifying advance to the final, where they perform one routine.

China’s Wenna He and Shanshan Huang had the top qualifying marks.

China wins trampoline gold

Dong Dong won gold. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Dong Dong of China won gold on the trampoline Friday, scoring 62.990 in the men’s final at North Greenwich Arena.

Dmitry Ushakov of Russia won the silver with a score of (61.769) and Chunlong Lu took the bronze (61.319).

American Steven Gluckstein finished last in qualifying and did not make the eight-man final.

American last in trampoline

American Steven Gluckstein finished last in qualifying. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

American Steven Gluckstein finished last in the field of 16 in men’s trampoline qualifying Friday, scoring well off the pace set by leader Dong Dong of China.

In qualifying, athletes perform two routines. The first focuses on execution, with two skills counting for difficulty. The second has no difficulty limitations.

Gluckstein’s score from the first round ranked 12th, but in the second phase, his degree of difficulty (4.10) hampered him severely. He scored just 12.165 on that routine; by comparison, Dong had a degree of difficulty of 17.1 and scored 61.735.

The eight athletes with the best qualifying scores advance to the final. The routine for that round includes 10 different skills.

Dong scored a total of 112.895 for both routines; Dmitry Ushakov was just behind at 112.605.

The final will take place later this morning.