Toronto, Canada – (Website Hosting Directory) Netfirms congratulates Olympic Karen Cockburn, a Canadian artistic gymnast, on her triumph in Woman’s Trampoline competition, after sponsoring the contender.
Toronto born gymnast Karen Cockburn, competed today and landed herself and Canada a silver medal, bringing her total medal count to three; a bronze in 2000, silver in 2004 and now silver in 2008.
Ms. Cockburn remarked, ”I’d like to thank everyone that made my dream possible. I had a huge outpour of e-mails from my website and blog prior to competition.”
Her journey, to what may be her final trip to any games, has not been an easy one. In 2007 Karen suffered her second knee injury. Her road to recovery began in early 2008 when she stepped foot onto a trampoline for the first time since her surgery.
Though this is her third time competing in the games, Karen never lets this fact go to her head. Facing stiff competition and a past rival there was no room for her injury or cockiness to cloud her mind. Proving that her determination is always present she earned a score of 37.00 and just barely fell short of first place by eight tenths of a point. She is the fourth Canadian ever to win a medal in three straight games.
Thomas Savundra, President, Netfirms Inc. added, ”Congratulations Karen on an excellent performance. It was a strong finish executed with class and poise in one of the most challenging competitions ever.”
After learning that the trampoline was a competitive sport, Ms. Cockburn made the switch. In 1995, Karen injured her knee to the point where she needed reconstructive surgery and had to miss a years worth of training and competitions. Up until 1999 she had to compete with a brace on her knee. Despite the challenges that Karen has faced she still manages to give 110% and never faults on her determination to win.
Touted as the best Canadian thing to happen to gymnastics, Ms. Cockburn is an eight time Canadian champion, a World Champion in women’s trampoline and the reigning World Cup Synchronized Trampoline Co-Champion. Ms. Cockburn already has a summer games bronze medal in 2000 and silver medal in 2004.
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