1955 Trampoline History

1955 Trampoline History

If you have an interest in the history of trampoline sports, you will enjoy a video recently uncovered called Whatever Goes Up, featuring trampoline founder, George Nissen, his wife Annie and ’52 US trampoline champion, Frank LaDue. Considering that in 1955, the Nissen Trampoline Company was in it’s early stages of designing the first trampolines destined for […]

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1966 World Open Trampoline Championships

1966 World Open Trampoline Championships

It was 50 years ago this weekend that the 3rd World Open Trampoline Championships were held in Lafayette, LA USA. They were held on April 28-30, 1966. It was the first World Championships held outside of the UK, the first to include tumbling and it was the first of four World Championships that was directed by […]

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FIG Announces Olympic Spots

FIG Announces Olympic Spots

The suspense is over. We now know which countries will enter gymnasts in the 2016 Olympic Trampoline event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer. The final selection came after the qualification round of yesterday’s Olympic Test Event in Aquece Rio. In yesterday’s Test Event, each gymnast fought hard for their country. The medalists for […]

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The 2016 Pacific Rim Championships

The 2016 Pacific Rim Championships

Two days of thrilling trampoline competition has come to an end in Everett, WA USA and four new Pacific Rim Champions have been crowned.  Competitors looked focused and are bringing their A-game as we count down the last three months before the Rio Olympics. In the senior category Dmitry Ushakov and Sam Smith took top […]

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Pacific Rim Finals Live Blog

 Senior Trampoline Finals begin shortly at Pacific Rim Championships and we are going to switch over from Twitter to this live-blog to try to give you more detail about each routine. Keep this post up and hit refresh to stay on top of the action! Warm up will be starting soon followed by finals at […]

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2016 Pacific Rims are HERE!

2016 Pacific Rims are HERE!

Our reporter, Catherine Tracy, is in Everett to cover the 2016 Pacific Rims Championships. The preliminary events started today and she has a few notes to share: Trampoline’s Road to Rio is picking up momentum with just over 100 days left to go. The international competition season is in full swing. This weekend athletes from […]

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2016 European Championship Start Today

2016 European Championship Start Today

If you would like to keep up with the European Championships starting today in Valladolid, Spain, you are in luck. The event organizers, The Royal Gymnastics Spanish Federation, is providing live streaming and online results. Trampoline Pundit is providing photos by Per Lindstrom and the Twitter hashtag is #EuroTra2016. For everything you need, click the […]

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AGF Trophy World Cup Results

AGF Trophy World Cup Results

The first of five Trampoline World Cups for 2016 to determine the #1 trampoline gymnasts in the world is in the can. Azerbaijan hosted the AGF (Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation) Trophy Cup this past weekend in Baku. Trampoline Gymnasts from around the world participated and the Russian and Belarus teams are off to a good start. Dmitri […]

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A Look Inside China’s Trampoline Training Camp

A Look Inside China’s Trampoline Training Camp

Recently, the Economist posted a fascinating video about the Chinese Trampoline Training program, preparing young gymnasts for the Olympics. Featured in the video are interviews with national trampoline coaches and the latest Chinese phenom, and current Men’s World Trampoline Champion, Gao Lei. Chinese gymnasts live the lifestyle that I dreamed of as a kid, training on trampolines all […]

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24th Trampoline & Tumbling World Age-Groups

24th Trampoline & Tumbling World Age-Groups

The 24th Trampoline and Tumbling World Age-Group Championships, held earlier this month in Odense, Denmark were a huge success. Hundreds of young gymnasts from around the world gave the international community a glimpse into the very bright future. Outstanding performances amazed the eyes. In many cases, it was unbelievable that such young athletes could execute such […]

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