PE girl breaks world trampoline record

Mthetho Ndoni

PORT Elizabeth trampolinist Bianca Zoonekynd is riding the crest of a wave after breaking a world record at the World Trampoline Senior Championships in Bulgaria.

Zoonekynd, from Theescombe, broke the world record in the highest difficulty level of the open women’s routine on double-mini trampoline with 8.5 points, smashing the previous best of 8.0 set by Canada’s Julie Warnock 11 years ago.

The 21-year-old earned a gold medal for her efforts as she beat some of the world’s best exponents of the sport last week.

Coached by her mother Mandy, Zoonekynd had dreamt of winning a gold medal at the World Championships, but breaking the record was a bonus, she said.

 

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