Kelowna's Danielle Gruber (second from left) led Canada to the team title in double-mini trampoline Saturday at the world championships in Denmark.

Gruber leads Canada to double mini gold

Kelowna gymnast in fine form as Canadians win team event at world championships in Denmark

With Kelowna’s Danielle Gruber leading the way with the highest score among all competitors in the final, Canada claimed the gold medal in the double-mini team event at the World Trampoline Championships.

On Saturday in Odense, Denmark Gruber and her Canadian teammates finished first with 103.900 points. Great Britain won silver with 103.400 points and the United States took the bronze with 103.00.

Other members of the Canadian team were Arden Oh of Calgary, Tamara O’Brien of Coquitlam, B.C., and Karine Dufour of Laval, Que.

“I was having trouble landing my pass on my feet in the warm up, but it ended up working out,” said Gruber.

“I just have to stay focused and not be overconfident because anything can happen.”

In individual competition, Gruber was the top qualifier heading into the finals, before finishing seventh overall.

Gruber, 17, won the Canadian title in double-mini earlier this year at nationals in Calgary.

Another Kelowna athlete, Trevor Stirling, competed in trampoline and helped the Canadian men to a 23rd place showing the team event.

Stirling trains out of the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre.

 

 

 

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