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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Day Four: Four More

Day Four: Four More

On Day Four, the final day of the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, four more golds were awarded. Three went to defending World Champions and one to a new King of Trampoline. Gao Lei from China’s moment of stardom was inevitable ever since he appeared on the international scene just a couple of short […]

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First World Champions of 2015 Crowned in Odense

First World Champions of 2015 Crowned in Odense

Day Two and Three of the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships yielded exciting results in all the Team competitions, Men’s and Women’s Synchronized, Women’s Tumbling and Men’s Double Mini-Tramp. If there is a word to sum up the events, it would be “redemption.” At the 2014 World Championships, the dominating pixie from China, Jia Fangfang, […]

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Day One of 2015 Worlds: Trampoline & Tumbling Qualifications

The first day of the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships included the Qualification rounds for Individual Trampoline and Tumbling. That was yesterday. Today is the qualifications for Synchronized and Double Mini-tramp – still in action while the post is written. Yesterday’s first round had a couple of surprises. Perhaps the biggest is that the […]

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31st World T & T Championships are HERE!

31st World T & T Championships are HERE!

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 26th, the best of the best from all corners of the world take the stage to prove their mettle in the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Odense, Denmark. At 9:00 AM the Opening Ceremonies start and the Men’s and Women’s Trampoline Individual Qualifications and Women’s Tumbling Qualifications are the first events […]

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2015 #1 Rankings in the World

2015 #1 Rankings in the World

The World Trampoline and Tumbling Cups are over for 2015 and there are some new #Ones in the world, and some veteran #Ones in the world. China’s Dan Li, 27, was the Women’s Individual World Trampoline Champion in 2010. Five years later, she is still a force, winning all three World Cups in the Women’s […]

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Results: Louie World Cup 2015

Results: Louie World Cup 2015

All four World Cups for 2015 are now in the record books. The final of the four FIG sanctioned events, the Loule World Cup, took place this past weekend in Loule, Portugal and the results are in! Gymnasts from Belarus dominated the Sr. trampoline and synchronized events, while gymnasts from Russia took both golds in the […]

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Best of the US in 1966

Best of the US in 1966

Recently, I received a YouTube link from Peter Hurle, the 1974 Trampoline World Bronze medalist from Australia. In it are his world class predecessors from the United States. The link is a film of the 1966 NCAA National Trampoline Championships. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) National Trampoline Championships was very prestigious in the US because the American collegiate trampoline gymnasts […]

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World Cup #3

The third of four 2015 World Cups for Trampoline gymnastics wrapped Saturday in Mouilleron-le-Captif, France. The 2010 World Champion from China, Dan Li, has won all three of the Women’s World Cup Trampoline golds this year. One more World Cup to go, but she has already secured her position in the world: She is the […]

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