Two-time Canadian gold medalist retires

Double Canadian gold medalist retires


Two-time Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. 

The 34-year-old has indicated so in a post on his Instagram account.

“Trampolining has been an integral part of my life and the sport will continue to be so, even as my role in the sport evolves. My experience as an athlete has surpassed even my wildest childhood dreams,” she wrote.

“It's time for my next chapter – where I will continue to push for stronger sport governance and accountability and for athletes to be seen as partners in the sport system. I will work to ensure that more girls stay in sport and have the opportunity to pursue their career in professional sport. I will continue to use my voice and my energy to improve the sport for the next generation.”

MacLennan won gold medals at the Olympic Games in London (2012) and Rio (2016). She thus became the first Canadian in history to win back-to-back Olympic titles in individual competition at the Summer Games.

The Ontarian was also crowned world champion twice (2013 and 2018) and won two gold medals at the Pan American Games (2011 and 2015).