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Rosie MacLennan

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist, Trampoline

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in a pressure-packed situation, with all eyes on her, Rosie laid down the performance of her life to become an Olympic Champion. Coming from behind, Rosie received a score of 57.305 for her final routine to reach a new personal best and earn Canada’s only gold medal at the Games. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, she followed this up by once again coming from behind in the final round to take gold and become the first Canadian summer athlete to successfully defend an individual Olympic gold medal.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Olympic Journey Rosie welcomes the opportunity to get together with audiences to share the everyday challenges and successes of competing for Canada.

Summary Profile

In London 2012, Rosie MacLennan entered the Olympic final in the fourth and final spot and within reach of the podium. What she did next would define her athletic career – she won Canada’s only individual gold medal of the London Games. With an engaging smile and gracious spirit, she quickly became Canada’s sweetheart. As the Pan Am Games made their way to her hometown, Rosie renewed her focus on defending her title in Toronto and doing something in Rio 2016 that has never been accomplished in women’s trampoline – three triple flips in a single routine. With a near-perfect performance in front of a sold-out Canadian crowd – including her family and closest friends – she jumped to another gold medal in Toronto. In Rio 2016, she had the honour of leading Team Canada into the opening ceremonies as flagbearer. The pressure of the role did not affect her performance on the trampoline, as she won with a final round score of 56.465 to win the first set of back-to-back golds in Summer Games by a Canadian athlete. For the clearly-appreciative fans, Rosie had delivered the performance of the Pan Am Games. Rosie’s ambition extends to her academic life as well. A graduate student at the University of Toronto, she’s currently completing her master’s thesis on social change through sport. She hopes that her athletic experience and education will provide her with a solid foundation to build a better Canada through her research insights about athletes beyond high performance sport and her work with charitable organizations like Jumpstart and Active at School.