10th, 11th and 12th World Trampoline Championships

It’s becoming a challenge to find photos and video online from the 80s and 90s World Trampoline Championships history. It’s pre-internet and towards the end of my father’s era (who supplied lots of materials). So, any photos and video are welcome! Newcastle, Australia hosted the 10th World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships on October 5-7, 1978. It […]

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7th, 8th and 9th World Trampoline Championships

Thank you to Ron Munn, Jeff Hennessy, Pierre Blois and AcrobaticSports for the research materials! The 1972 World Trampoline Championships will go down in the history books for a couple of significant reasons. Alexandra Nicholson’s win in the Women’s Individual Trampoline event marks the first time the sport had a champion of African descent. It was […]

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4th, 5th and 6th World Trampoline Championships

Thanks, once again, to Dagmar Nissen Munn for supplying research materials. London was the host city, once again, for a World Trampoline Championships. The 4th World Trampoline Championships were held at the Crystal Palace on Jun 17, 1967. The British Trampoline Federation presented the event for the Federation of International Trampoline and the Nissen Trampoline Co. Participating […]

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2nd and 3rd World Trampoline Championships

Another heartfelt thanks to Jeff Hennessy and Dagmar Nissen Munn for supplying research materials. The trampoline sports world descended upon the Royal Albert Hall in London again, this time for the Second World Trampoline Championships, on January 30, 1965. This was the same historic day that Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the UK, was buried, […]

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The World’s First Open Trampoline Championships,1964

Heartfelt thanks to Jeff Hennessy, Dagmar Nissen Munn and Tim Blake for contributing research materials to this story, as well as to Dennis Horne, Rob Walker and Mike Driscoll.     Starting with the First World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, TrampolinePundit will attempt to blog about the highlights of each and every World Trampoline and […]

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Rob Walker by Ted Blake in 1964

From the Beginning …

With just three weeks until the 30th World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships is Daytona Beach, Florida; the 50th Anniversary of the first ever World Trampoline Championships, it seems appropriate to honor that occasion with a glimpse into history. Trampoline Pundit will countdown to the momentous event by highlighting every World Trampoline and Tumbling Championship since […]

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Covering 2014 Worlds in Daytona

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m jazzed to announce that this year the Trampoline Pundit staff  covering the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships  has grown to three! Two correspondents and one photographer will be reporting highlights, behind-the-scenes stories and special activities marking the historic 50th Anniversary of the first World Trampoline Championships held in London in 1964. Joining me […]

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South African Gym Games 2014

This week in beautiful Capetown, gymnasts from around South Africa will compete in the 2014 South African Gym Games. Athletes will compete in Artistic Men & Women, Trampoline & Tumbling, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Ropeskipping and Rhythmic Gymnastics. Age-group competition begins today for trampoline, double-mini-tramp and tumbling. Junior and Senior competitors in tumbling perform tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7th, […]

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Asian Games

Asian Games

On September 26th, eight women and ten men from China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Qatar, Kazakstan and Korea competed in Incheon, South Korea, in the 17th Asian Games Trampolining event. Namdong Gymnasium was filled with enthusiastic fans who came to see the amazing athleticism of World and Olympic Trampoline Champions. They got a show.  Olympic Champion Dong Dong […]

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British National Champions

British National Champions

On September 20-21st, the best trampoline and tumbling gymnasts in Great Britain met to compete in the Trampoline and Tumbling British Championships of 2014. This important national event showcases World Championship contenders for the upcoming 2014 FIG World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Daytona Beach, FL, USA. Defending World titles this year will be the British […]

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