Hi Everyone! In this week's podcast I interview Olympic Champion Rosie MacLennan. Rosie won Gold at the London 2012 Olympics in trampoline. She's an incredible athlete with some fantastic insights into what it takes to overcome challenges and how to get to world-class. Here's the podcast recording:
Here's Rosie's Bio:
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 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.
Produced by Mike Thompson.