South African Team make it’s mark | 2018 Saint Petersburg WAGC

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South African Trampoline Team | 2018 TRA WAGC Photo: Supplied

20 November 2018. The 26th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions (WAGC) took place from the 15th to 18th  November 2018, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

More than 850 junior athletes, from 42 nations on six continents, took part at this prestigious event held at the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex.  The event kicked-off after the 33rd FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships , held from the 07th – 10th November 2018.

The junior South African Trampoline Team consisted of ten gymnasts.  The gymnasts, many of whom had not previously competed at a competition of this stature, made their mark and represented the South African Gymnastics Federation and themselves with pride.

 

From right: MAMABOLO Tshepang with Offering Tlaka

On Day 4 of the Trampoline World Age Group Competitions, Tshepang MAMABOLO surprised the Trampoline fraternity by placing 3rd place in the Double Mini-Trampoline Men 13-14 years Qualification round. This outstanding result saw Tshepang securing a spot in the DMT Men 13-14 years Finals. In this battle of the best, Tshepang finished 7th overall, a truly wonderful result.  Tshepang was the only South African gymnast to qualify for finals.

In the Individual Trampoline Men 13-14 Qualification, Tshepang finished 52nd place scoring total of 77.380.

NYOKANA Fusi with coach Lucky Radebe | 2018 TRA WAGC

In the DMT Men 17-21 Qualification round, Fusi NYOKANA  came 11th place with incredible final score of 67.600. Liyema NXOBO also competed in this age category and obtained a total score of 67.300, finishing in 13th place overall.

 

SA Junior Team at the 2018 TRA World Age Group Competitons

In the Tumbling Men 13-14 Qualification, Frans VAN DER MERWE placed 23rd with total score of 54.000. While Michael MASANGANE  scored total of 53.300 that resulted in him finishing in 24th place.

In the Individual Trampoline Men 13-14 Qualification, Khanyile MBOLEKWA  came 37th place with total score of 88.075.

In the DMT Men 15-16 Qualification,  Siyabulela SIWA performed incredibly well scoring total of 68.200. Siya managed to place 13th place in the World!

Watch below: RSA SIWA Siyabulela DMT | DAY 1  Trampoline 2018 WAGC 

 

SIWA Siyabulela | 2018 TRA WAGC

On Day 3 the 17th November 2018, Siyabulela SIWA  finished 45th with total score of 83.465 at his Individual Trampoline Men 15-16 Qualification.

HAWKSLEY Alice | 2018 TRA WAGC

Also competing on Day 3 in the Tumbling Women 17-21 Qualification, was Alice HAWKSLEY  who came 25th with total score of 52.600.

SA Team at the 2018 TRA WAGC

On day 4 the 18th November, the South African Team was represented in the DMT Men 13-14 Qualification by Khanyile MBOLEKWA who finished 15th place with 65.000 points.

In the Individual Trampoline Men 17-21 Qualification, Jordan BOOYSEN finished in 48th place with total score of 90.225, followed by HENNING Enzo who finished with a ranking of 49th after achieving a score of 88.460.  NXOBO Liyema finished in 55th place with total score 70.590.

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