Winning gold in both trampoline events at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru were gymnasts wearing the maple leaf. Canadians Jeremy Chartier and Samantha (Sam) Smith won the Men’s Individual trampoline event and Women’s Individual Trampoline event; respectively, Sunday August 5th at the Villa El Salvador Arena.
In the very competitive events, Chartier and Smith, led the field in finals against trampoline gymnasts from the US, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Argentina. Smith’s time-of-flight and travel scores gave her the advantage, giving her the lead of nearly 1.12 points over American Nicole Ahsinger. The difference between 2nd and 4th place was only .42 points. Bronze was won by Dafne Navarro Loza from Mexico and 4th place was won by Jessica Stevens of the US.
If the women weren’t competitive enough, the top 4 men in the Individual Men’s competition were separated by .315 points. Chartier landed on top followed by Jeffery Gluckstein from the US, matching his brother, Steven Gluckstein, who won silver medalist in the 2015 Pan American Games. Directly behind Gluckstein was teammate, 18 year-old Rubin Padilla. Angel Hernandez of Columbia landed in forth with an impressive routine.
The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event of summer Olympic events are held every 4 years for countries of the Americas. The next Pan American Games will be held in Santiago, Chile in 2023.
For full results: Lima Trampoline 2019
Photo credit: Graham Dodd