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Jason Burnett falters in trampoline Olympic qualifier

Toronto's Jason Burnett suffered a setback on Friday in his bid to make Canada's Olympic trampoline team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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Keegan Soehn of Red Deer, Alta., opened his 2012 trampoline season on Friday by edging brother Kyle for the men's title at the Elite Canada competition.

Top-ranked Jason Burnett of Toronto needed to finish either first or second to clinch Canada's lone Olympic berth in men's trampoline, only to falter in the final and wind up 10th.

A silver medal winner at the last Olympics in 2008, Burnett will have another chance to earn a return trip to the London Games later this month at a second qualification meet in Gatineau, Que.

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Soehn also has a shot at the Games, more likely as the alternate behind Burnett, depending on results at the final Olympic qualifier.

Karen Cockburn of Toronto topped the field in the women's trampoline, and showed she's on right on track with a more difficult optional routine she hopes will help carry her to a record fourth straight Olympic medal this summer.

Cockburn, who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics and silver at the 2004 and 2008 Games, was followed by fellow Torontonians Rosannagh MacLennan and Samantha Smith.

Cockburn and MacLennan have already locked up Canada's two Olympic spots in women's trampoline and are fine-tuning their routines at competitions at home and abroad in the lead up to the Games.

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