King trampoline athlete heading off to London Olympics
Most athletes will tell you they enjoy competing in their respective sport because of the love and enjoyment they get out of participating.
Then again, most athletes do not always find a high degree of success, just because they enjoy the sport.
Rosie MacLennan is not like most athletes.
The King City native recently won a gold medal in trampoline at the World Cup in Switzerland, and is a gold medal favourite heading into the Olympic Games in London, England. A lot of her success can be attributed to her love of the sport.
“I really enjoy the sport,” said MacLennan, 23. “I love jumping. It’s challenging, and I like that. Just being able to push yourself and see the outcome of your effort, I think that keeps you pushing you, too.
“A lot of (being successful) is about doing the sport for the right reason.”
Since the age of seven, MacLennan has undoubtedly been participating in trampoline for the right reason, and it has shown in her results.
The former King City Secondary School student represented Canada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, is a Pan Am Games gold medalist, and is a three-time Canadian trampoline champion, and she may just be coming into her prime, as demonstrated by the World Cup gold medal.
“I’m happy with how it went,” said MacLennan, sharing her thoughts on the World Cup. “It’s definitely world cup series, before the Olympics.”