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MCGUINNESS Ethan
Australia
AUS
Title
Mr
Lastname
MCGUINNESS
Firstname
Ethan
Gender
male
Country
Australia
Place of birth
Penrith
Year of birth
2001 (21 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Trampoline Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Spoken languages
English
Club
Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance [Windsor, NSW, AUS]
Coach
Dima Kachan [club]
International senior debut
2018 for Australia, World Cup in Loule, Portugal (asf.org.au, 2019)
Injuries
In June 2017 he fractured the tibia and fibula in his right leg at the national championships in Australia. He returned to training nine months later. (Facebook page, 04 Jun 2018; asf.org.au, 2019)
Start sporting career
He began tumbling at age 10 at the Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance in Windsor, NSW, Australia. (asf.org.au, 2019; Facebook page, 25 Aug 2019)
Reason for taking up the sport
"I got into this sport by mistake, I was 10 years old and had been playing rugby league since I was five, at the time my NRL [National Rugby League] idols would do a backflip when they scored a try, I wanted to be like my idols. I went to a local tumbling school with one goal in mind, to learn to backflip! It wasn't long before I was noticed to have what it takes to be a tumbler, my hours increased and tumbling became my sport." (Facebook page, 25 Aug 2019)
Trainings
He trains four days a week. (asf.org.au, 29 Apr 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Dima Kachan. (Facebook page, 25 Aug 2019)
Rituals
He uses visualisation techniques to help control his nerves during competitions. (asf.org.au, 2019)
Philosophy / Motto
"I want to be the best, and if I say I want to do something, I'll give it everything I've got to make sure I achieve it." (hawkesburygazette.com.au, 04 Apr 2022)
Additional information
General
OCCUPATION
He works as a tumbling coach at the Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance in Windsor, NSW, Australia. He has also worked for a turf farm. "I have two casual jobs, working for a turf farm laying turf and coaching, I am fortunate to coach two junior development squads at the club that I train, Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance. Because tumbling isn't an Olympic sport, I have to work a lot to save up and that's meant I can't train as much, which is frustrating. I won't give up though. I have a lot of confidence, which some people may see as cocky, but I just have a lot of belief in myself." (asf.org.au, 29 Apr 2022; hawkesburygazette.com.au, 04 Apr 2022; kstp.com.au, 2019)

MEMORABLE INJURY
In June 2017 he fractured the tibia and fibula in his right leg at the national championships in Australia. He has since been posting a comeback video every year to celebrate his recovery. "On the 3rd of June 2017, I was competing in double mini trampoline at the Australian Championships and had a terrible accident, going sideways on my dismount, landing with one leg on the side of the crash mat, causing my tibia and fibula to snap. Every year I repost my one-year comeback video, which shows every step of my recovery from June 2017 to June 2018. The reason I continue to repost this video each year is because recovering from this injury is my most proud achievement of my career. I was told that I will never return to high level tumbling again, this made me hungry to prove everyone wrong. Never let anyone tell you that something is impossible. You can achieve anything you set your mind to." (Facebook page, 03 Jun 2022; International Gymnast Magazine Facebook page, 16 Jun 2021)

Last update : 2022-06-10

World Championships

2019 - 34th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
7
Score Final
70.900
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
72.900
Men Team Tumbling
Rank Final
4
Score Final
111.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
212.100
Team All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
18.000
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
659.115
World Cup

2022 - 4th AERE World Cup 2022 RIMINI (ITA)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
1
Score Final
30.100
Rank Semifinal
2
Score Semifinal
28.600
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
56.700
World Age Group Competitions

2018 - 26th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions ST. PETERSBURG (RUS)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
4
Score Final
36.400
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
68.000

2015 - 24th Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competition 2015 ODENSE (DEN)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
1
Score Final
33.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
65.600
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
2
Score Final
73.600
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
72.400

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 VALLADOLID (ESP)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
5
Score Final
70.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
72.300
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG TRA & TUM World Cup LOULE (POR)

Men Tumbling
Rank Final
7
Score Final
69.700
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
70.100