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Games bound, Gaudry eyes Olympic medal
Steve Jancetic
19:26 AEST Wed Jun 13 2012
Australian trampolinist Blake Gaudry.
Blake Gaudry has been confirmed as Australia's sole trampolinist for the London Olympics.

Having finally been confirmed as Australia's sole participant in the trampoline at the London Games, Blake Gaudry is targeting an Olympic medal - in Brazil in 2016.

The 20-year-old on Wednesday became the third member of Australia's Olympic gymnastics team, joining rhythmic gymnast Janine Murray and all-around competitor Josh Jefferis - with the women's artistic team to be named next week.

Gaudry's spot has been virtually assured since the moment he secured Australia a Games berth with his strong performance in the Olympic test event in January, and his efforts at this month's national championships confirmed his standing as the nation's best trampolinist.

He had a minor hiccup at the recent World Cup meet in China, Gaudry putting it down as a learning experience in his path to Olympic success.

"The goal is still to get to the final (in London)," Gaudry told AAP.

"We're still looking at a medal in 2016.

"Making the final in London, there's a good chance as long as I'm fit.

"After that anything can happen since it's a clean slate and everything goes back to zero."

Gaudry was disappointed with a crucial error which cost him a spot in the final in China, but his ability to mix it with the locals - who dominate the sport - has given him the confidence that he can do well in London.

"I went in there trying a new routine to see how I compare with the Chinese," Gaudry said.

"After completing the routine I touched the end mat which meant that I lost three points off my total score and kicked me from fourth or fifth place down to 13th.

"I'm really glad that it happened in that competition and not at the Olympic Games."

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