Beijing Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett cracks world record for degree of difficulty
All eyes were on Aussie trampolining star Ben Wilden but it was Canadian Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett who stole the show at the 2010 Pacific Rim Championships.
Wilden, a South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) trampolinist, was gunning to crack the 40.0 mark at this competition.
But it was Burnett’s 18.0 DD (degree of difficulty) that sent the strong Melbourne crowd into a spin. He broke his previous world record by 0.1.
Burnett, from Toronto, is on track for the 2012 London Olympics and is committed to putting in the hard yards to back up his Beijing Olympic silver medal.
“I was attempting an 18.8 degree of difficulty which would have beaten my previous record of 17.9,” Burnett said.