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Trampolinist claims the first gold for Canada in 2012

Canada’s Rosannagh MacLennan waves to the crowd during the line-up for the women's trampoline competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on August 4, 2012, in London.Gregory Bull/The Associated Press

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A young fan, seven-month-old Alexander Roberts of Toronto, is prepared to cheer on MacLennan and teammate Karen Cockburn.Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press

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He Wenna of China competes in the women’s trampoline final. She would end up taking the bronze medal.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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Karen Cockburn, the Canadian veteran and three-time medalist in the event, performs an early routine during the women’s trampoline qualification round.Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press

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Savannah Vinsant of the U.S. competes in the qualification round.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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Huang Shanshan of China, the eventual silver medal winner, competes in the trampoline final.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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MacLennan’s final routine had the greatest degree of difficulty in the entire field.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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MacLennan finished seventh in the event at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Here she performs during qualification in London.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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Would the judges be impressed by MacLennan’s final routine?Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press

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MacLennan waves after performing during the women's trampoline final, then heads to the sidelines to await her score.Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press

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MacLennan and Cockburn hug after MacLennan’s final performance.Gregory Bull/The Associated Press

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After the score of 57.305 points flashed on the screen, there were three more athletes to go.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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MacLennan, Cockburn and coach David Ross see the competition's score, leaving MacLennan with a gold medal.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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The Canadian team reacts to the result.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters

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As MacLennan watches the scoreboard, she gets another hug from teammate and mentor Cockburn.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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MacLennan waves to the crowd after being presented with the gold medal.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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MacLennan poses with her gold medal after beating the field.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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China’s bronze medalist He Wenna, left, Canada’s gold medalist MacLennan, centre, and China’s silver medalist Huang Shanshan display their medals atop the podium.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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The first gold medal for Canada at these games.Gregory Bull/The Associated Press

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