Rosie
Maclennan

Canadian Olympic Athlete for Trampoline

About Rosie

As the youngest of four, Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan often tagged along to her older siblings’ trampoline lessons. When she was 7, Rosie could no longer just watch from the sidelines and she finally got her turn on the trampolines at Airborne Trampoline Club. When her brothers’ feet started hitting the roof, all four kids switched to Skyriders Trampoline Place where Rosie continues to train.

At age 11, Rosie began competing internationally and was the Canadian National Women’s Champion in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

At the 2007 World Championships in Quebec City, Rosie earned a spot for Canada at the Beijing Olympics alongside longtime friend, synchronized trampoline partner and fellow Olympian Karen Cockburn.  At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Rosie qualified for the finals and finished in 7th place.

Highlights of Rosie’s journey towards the London 2012 Games included winning a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, a second place finish at the 2011 Trampoline World Championships in Birmingham and first place at the Olympic test event.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Rosie received a score of 57.305 for her final routine. With her score, she reached a new personal best and earned Canada’s only gold medal at the Games.

Rosie is grateful for the critical support provided by her sponsors Springfree Trampoline and CAN Fund that allows her the opportunity to pursue the sport she loves.

Rosie is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in exercise science at the University of Toronto. Even off the trampoline, she remains active through some of her favourite sports like skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding or dancing.

In the News

Rosie MacLennan’s journey from Vancouver 2010 volunteer to London 2012 gold medalist a perfect and amazing one

Yahoo! Sports
At the last Olympics, Rosie MacLennan was a volunteer. She used frequent flier miles to travel from Toronto. She slept on an air mattress in the living room of her brother Matt’s Vancouver home. She spent the 2010 Winter Games working at Canada House, the home away from home for Canadian athletes and their families, […]
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A long time coming for Canadian trampolinist Rosannagh MacLennan

The Globe and Mail
When Rosie MacLennan was a child, her grandmother had an activity chart at the family cottage and insisted just like at a summer camp that they try a new skill every day. MacLennan and her older brothers Matt and Michael, and older sister Kate, had to prove they could do an activity three times before […]
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Rosie MacLennan delivers the Olympic performance of a lifetime

The National Post
The number, the instant it flashed up on the North Greenwich Arena scoreboard, ignited audible gasps, then a deafening wall of sound. “My score?” repeated Rosie MacLennan a half-hour later, an Olympic gold medal draped around her neck and a 57.3 personal best on the books. “I was shocked. It’s the biggest score I’ve ever […]
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