top of page

Schmidt, Davidson selected for Paris

Updated: May 3

Dylan Schmidt wants to go better than his Tokyo bronze, while Maddie Davidson will be at her second Olympics
Maddie Davidson and Dylan Schmidt have been selected in trampolining for the Paris Olympics PHOTO: THE NZ TEAM

Trampoline athletes Dylan Schmidt is set to compete at his third Olympics after claiming bronze at Tokyo in 2021 while Maddie Davidson is lining up for her second.

Davidson, was the first woman to compete in the trampoline in New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing in 10th place.


"It's crazy that it's my third Olympics, it's flown by," Schmidt said.

"To go to my third Games and have the chance to do something special is pretty amazing and I really love being part of the wider New Zealand team."

Schmidt said he felt he was in good form, with a recent fourth at the recent World Cup in Cottbus, Germany.

"Performing at my peak should get me right up top in Paris.

"If I can do that it puts me in the mix for the podium and even the top spot. Ultimately, I'm there to be happy with my performance and if I'm happy I'll be in the mix. I really just want to enjoy it have fun and put out a performance I'm proud of."

Schmidt - who was raised in Te Anau in Southland but is now based in Auckland - said his world championship title two years ago was special.

"It's a great one to look back on but right now I'm focused on the job ahead and doing everything I can to prepare for Paris."

Christchurch-based Davidson, 25, said she was thrilled to be going to her second Olympics.

"It's pretty special, the first time was a real whirlwind so to do it a second time is great.

"I'd love to make the final in Paris, things are going really well in training so we're definitely heading in the right direction."

The trampoline competition at Paris will be held August 2.


bottom of page