Ashley Anaka and Hannah Metheral bring Gold in Synchronized Trampoline
RED DEER, AB (February 28, 2019): In a stunning way to cap off their Trampoline competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Ashley Anaka (Saskatoon) and Hannah Metheral (Regina) took the top place in the Synchronized Trampoline final Thursday evening with a score of 43.250 -- in what was their first-ever competiton jumping as a synchronized pair. See full results here.
Both athletes compete in solo Trampoline events, but with Anaka living in Saskatoon and Metheral living in Regina, Wednesday's practice was the first time the two had jumped together. Earlier in the competition, Anaka placed a close 4th in the Individual event with Metheral coming in 17th. Anaka, 18, trains out of the Can-Am Gymnastics Club under coach Sam Anderson, and Metheral, 16, under coach Danni Roy. See Ashley's full bio here and see Hannah's full bio here.
Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.
Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at teamsask.ca, and live results and sport schedules will be found at https://cg2019.gems.pro. Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos are available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at canadagames.ca/2019.
"When our score came up, it was a personal best and we knew we'd be on the podium -- it was a super good feeling!" Hannah Metheral
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