BULGARIA—Reuben Negannegijig, formerly of Little Current, proudly represented Canada recently at the 25th FIG Trampoline Gymnastic World Age Group Competitions in Bulgaria.
“He completed his routine and his score was in the top half of the competitors,” said Reuben’s mom Francis Hore. “Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to finals, but he had a great time and said he really enjoyed taking in the competition and watching the other athlete’s routines.”
“We are so proud of him and that he qualified and made it to the world competition,” added Ms. Hore.
“It was good,” said Reuben. “It was exciting and I had a lot of fun.”
The 14-year-old athlete qualified for the Worlds at the National Championships in June with a score of 93.5, second place in the 13 to 14 age division.
Reuben grew up in Little Current, but moved to Newmarket with his family to join Airborne Trampoline after getting into the sport on a competitive level. His passion for gymnastics was sparked by a radio ad and subsequent visit to Jungle Gym in Sudbury.
In October, Reuben competed at the Loulé Cup 2017 International competition in Portugal, placing in the top eight trampoliners.