Rosie MacLennan competed at her second Olympic Games in 2012 and captured gold in the women’s trampoline competition in London. MacLennan scored a career best 57.305 en route to capturing Canada’s only first place finish at the 2012 Games.
MacLennan clinched a berth for Canada by winning a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships.
The 2011 gold medallist at the Pan American Games is also a three-time national champion having won the title in 2005, 2009 and 2011. At the 2007 World Championships in Quebec City, Rosie earned a spot for Canada at the Beijing Olympics alongside longtime friend, synchronized trampoline partner and fellow Olympian Karen Cockburn. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Rosie qualified for the finals and went on to place 7th place overall. The King City, ON. native trains at the Skyriders club alongside fellow Olympian teammates Karen Cockburn and Jason Burnett. MacLennan began competing internationally at age 11.
Idols (in sport or other):
Favourite activities outside of sport:
Dance, wakeboarding, snowboarding
Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):
Matthew MacLennan, Michael MacLennan, Katherine MacLennan
Senior national athlete since:
College/ University (year graduated):
University of Toronto (2011)
Focus of studies:
Physical Education and Health
Favourite quote / motto:
“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but the one who conquers that fear”- Nelson Mandela
It would surprise you to know that I …:
My grandfather qualified for the Olympics in gymnastics in 1940 but never competed because war broke out. He is a huge source for inspiration.
Pan Am Games results:
2007 – silver in individual
2011 – gold in individual
World Championship appearances – Best results by year:
2005- 2nd in synchronized trampoline, 24th in individual
2007- Bronze in individual, gold in synchronized trampoline, silver in team
2009- 4th in individual, silver in synchronized trampoline, bronze in team
2010- Bronze in individual