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Karen Cockburn

Karen Cockburn
  • Born: 10/02/1980
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 163cm
  • Weight: 55kg
  • Birthplace: Toronto, ON

Karen CockburnIn 2012, Karen Cockburn competed in her fourth consecutive Olympic Games and finished just off the podium with a fourth place finish in trampoline.

The Toronto native has collected an Olympic bronze in Sydney 2000 to go along with silvers in Athens 2004 and 2008, where she was selected Canada’s flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony. Cockburn won her 13th national title in 2012 and secured a berth for Canada at the London Games by finishing in the top eight at the 2011 World Championships in England.

Cockburn has been competing in trampoline since age 11 and has been a top contender in the world in her sport for more than a decade.

College/ University (year graduated):

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

Focus of studies:

Holistic nutrition

National titles:

2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995

World Championship appearances:

2011 – 4th
2009 – 3rd
2007 – 8th
2005 – 6th
2003 – 1st
2001 – 5th
1999 – 7th
1998 – 5th

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2000 SydneyOlympic Summer GamesGymnastics - TrampolineWomen - Bronze
2004 AthensOlympic Summer GamesGymnastics - TrampolineWomen - Silver
2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesGymnastics - TrampolineWomen - Silver
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesGymnastics - TrampolineWomen - 4
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