Santa Margarita Catholic High School freshman Kylee Roby of Ladera Ranch competed at the 2013 World Trampoline and Tumbling Age Group Competition last weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. Roby was one of three athletes to be selected to the national team for the Double mini-trampoline event in the 13-14 age group.
Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.
Roby finished in 16th place in the qualification round out of 28 athletes competing in the double mini-trampoline competition with the top eight athletes qualifying for the finals.