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August 18, 2008
CBC Sports

Canada's Cockburn wins silver in trampoline

Canada's Karen Cockburn won the silver medal in the women's trampoline at the Beijing Games on Monday, her third Olympic medal in the event.

Cockburn, of Stouffville, Ont., earned a score of 37.00 for her routine, which had a degree of difficulty of 14.4, to earn Canada its eighth medal overall of the Games.

China's He Wenna won the gold medal with a score of 37.80, while Ekaterina Khilko of Uzbekistan scored a 36.90 to take the bronze.

Cockburn, 27, previously won bronze at the 2000 Sydney Games and captured her first silver four years later in Athens.

She becomes the fourth Canadian to win a medal in three straight Olympic Games, joining Phil Edwards in track and field (1928, 1932 and 1936), rower Leslie Thompson-Willie (1992, 1996, 2000) and kayaker Caroline Brunet (1996, 2000, 2004).

Rosie MacLennan, of King City, Ont., earned a score of 35.50 to finish seventh out of the eight competitors in Monday's trampoline final.

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