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Rio 2016: Canada’s Rosie MacLennan wins another gold medal in trampoline

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WATCH ABOVE: Vassy Kapelos goes one-on-one with trampolinist Rosie MacLennan who won Canada's second gold medal at the Rio Olympics and second gold medal of her career – Aug 12, 2016

Rosie MacLennan has won Canada’s second gold medal of the Rio Olympics.

She won gold in trampoline with a score of 56.465. This is her second gold medal – she also won Canada’s only gold medal of the London Olympics. With this medal, she becomes the only Canadian summer athlete to win back-to-back individual Olympic gold.

WATCH: Rosie MacLennan believes Canada is building legacy of world-class trampolinists

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Rosie MacLennan: Canada building legacy of world-class trampolinists – Aug 16, 2016

Bryony Page of Great Britain came in second with a score of 56.040, and China’s Li Dan took bronze with a score of 55.885.

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Winning a second gold medal is “beyond words, beyond my wildest dreams,” MacLennan told CBC.

She said that she had a “shaky” preliminary round, so going into the finals she was focused on gaining height – “just lift and squeeze”. But she said that when she finished and saw her coach’s smile, she knew she had done well.

MacLennan, from King City, Ontario, was Canada’s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies in Rio.

WATCH: Trampolinist Rosie MacLennan’s coach Dave Ross discusses her gold medal win with Vassy Kapelos and says he didn’t expect the outcome, mainly because no one had done it before. 
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Rosie MacLennan’s coach surprised by her gold medal win – Aug 12, 2016

She’s had a difficult year – suffering a concussion during training last summer. She called the injury and recovery the “big challenge” of her athletic career, but managed to come back and win fourth place at the world championships in November. And now, she’s successfully defended her Olympic title.

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WATCH: Rosie’s road to recovery
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Rio 2016: Rosie MacLennan’s road to recovery and return to competition after brain injury – Aug 11, 2016

She won gold in London, but her biggest challenge came after she sustained a concussion. Allison Vuchnich looks at the comeback of trampolinist Rosie MacLennan.

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