Claire Arthur aiming to bounce back in Japan

16 Jul 2018

TOP results and a slice of good luck didn't go the way SASI athlete Claire Arthur had hoped at the recent trampolining World Cup in Switzerland.

But she is hoping to hit back with a stronger showing in Japan for her next cup competition.

A mixed bag where she performed strongly in the synchro events with Cassie Hoare and not so well in her individual event, was the wash up for Claire from Switzerland.

"For the synchro I competed with Cassie and we did very well in the preliminary round and went into the finals in second position," Claire said. "But the finals wasn't our best effort and we finished fifth.

"I wasn't able to finish my first routine in the prelimin round of individual. Even with completing my second routine quite well I wasn't happy with my competition  and finished 22nd."

While results didn’t fall the way she had hoped Claire said the support at the competition was outstanding.

"The atmosphere was fun," Claire said. "Many of the top countries attended this World Cup, including Olympians and world champions.

"Athletes are focused, determined, but also friendly towards each other and enjoy catching up with fellow athletes from other countries.

"The Australian team is one of the most audibly supportive during the competition which creates a real sense of pride.

"The Japan World Cup is in three weeks. I'll plan my prep for Japan carefully with a trampoline physio, Dr Geoffrey Verrall, and my coaches.''

After the Japan World Cup Claire will set her sights on the second world selection competition in September which is the national club championship event.

The world championships are in Russia in early November.

Then the business part of the program, preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games, begins in February when the World Cup competitions become selection events for the Olympics.

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