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Mixed results for powerhouse - London 2012 - Trampoline

China enjoyed mixed fortunes in Olympic trampolining as Dong Dong claimed the men's title but favourite and defending champion He Wenna lost out to Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan in the women's event.

Dong, the 2008 bronze medallist, outshone team-mate and defending Olympic and world champion Lu Chunlong to score 62.990 and take the gold, finishing 1.221 marks ahead of Russia's Dmitry Ushakov in silver-medal position with Lu taking bronze.

Canada's MacLennan saw off the challenge of defending champion He, who lost control at the end of her routine to win bronze, with team-mate Huang Shanshan taking silver.

MacLennan scored 57.305 in the final, 0.575 marks clear of Huang, with favourite He 1.355 marks back.

'I'm pretty happy, I did a good performance,' MacLennan said after collecting her gold medal.

'I always believed that everything was possible, but I was just focusing on my routines. I didn't want to get ahead of myself, because that's when you make mistakes.

'This was definitely the highest score I've ever gotten, but I didn't want to get ahead of myself before the Chinese had to compete.

'Nothing matches that experience. It has not fully sunk in yet.'

Dong claimed gold thanks to breathtaking sky-high routine and revealed he has been mentally preparing for the Olympics in a special way.

He said: 'I've been looking forward to the competition.

'Just before the Olympics I wrote in a journal everyday and told myself I would do my best in the Games. 'It was one of my dreams to win this medal and I'm happy that the greatest moment has come.'

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