Canadian Olympic Athlete for Trampoline

  • February
  • 29
  • 2012

Trampoline teammates bound for London Olympics

The Toronto Observer

Rosannagh MacLennan remembers when she was 10 years old watching Olympian Karen Cockburn train on the trampolines at Skyriders Trampoline Place.

At the time, MacLennan said she was too nervous to go and speak with her role model in the sport.

“As I grew up my mom would push me to talk to [Cockburn] and to ask her ‘What were you doing at my age?’ and ‘What did you do this at this point?’” MacLennan said.

Now 23, MacLennan trains with the three-time Olympic medalist at Skyriders as they both prepare for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London. This year’s Olympics will be Cockburn’s fourth — the 31-year-old already has two silver medals and one bronze medal — and MacLennan’s second.

“I started training with her and then it became more of a friendship and a teammate,” MacLennan said, adding they have become close friends and always room with each other when they travel for competitions.