Kelly Rose Taylor | Sport2021
The sport Trampoline Gymnastics has indefinitely taught me that I will fail more than I will succeed and that nothing comes from not taking risks. However, these consistent failures and risks a person takes defines them as a person and highlights the dedication and determination that is held within them. I have always been drawn to anything sport-related no matter what it is. I was introduced to the sport trampolining when I was 13 years old; captivated by the freedom I felt in every jump I was immediately hooked. I started competing competitively at the age of 15, all odds were stacked against me to succeed when competing against people that have been doing trampoline for years. However, training extremely hard within just 3 years I was able to gain the title of the 2019 Women’s 17+ New Zealand National Champion for Double Mini-Trampoline and become the North Island Champion for Synchronised Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline. Throughout the 2019 trampoline competition season I was a 16-year-old placed in the 17+ Women’s age division and won almost every North Island competition; winning ten golds, three silvers, and two bronze medals throughout the year. Now progressing to the Junior International division there are more challenges than ever. However, having the mentality of never giving up has assisted me throughout my journey of trampoline so far, and it is a skill I will continue to practice for years to come. I am always looking for a new challenge and moving forward to bigger and better things; making the most out of every situation.