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The Olympic Journey

The Olympic Journey

  The Road to Rio for American trampolinists began in Providence RI with the USA Gymnastics Championships. Covering the meet for this website I had the privilege to watch and report on the action and then because of the hospitality of many people within the US trampoline community, I travelled around the country catching up […]

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Rio Trampoline Gymnasts

Rio Trampoline Gymnasts

There will be 16 men and 16 women competing in the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next week. They represent 17 countries around the world including China, Japan, Russia, Canada, USA, Belarus, France, New Zealand, Portugal, Germany, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Georgia, Great Britain, Kazakstan, Australia, and Brazil. They range in age from 19 – […]

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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 Results Are In: Youth Olympic Games

The Results Are In: Youth Olympic Games

By now, its likely that most TrampolinePundit readers know the outcome of the Men’s and Women’s Trampoline events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China this week. The amazing 17 year-old Dylan Schmidt of New Zealand won his country’s first medal in an Olympic event ever, and it was Gold. His near flawless routine edged […]

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US & Mexico Qualify for Youth Olympics

US & Mexico Qualify for Youth Olympics

Based on the results of the Jr. Pan American Championships this weekend in Daytona Beach, FL, USA and Mexico have secured spots to compete in the trampoline events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanging, China this August. The top two countries in the Men’s and Women’s trampoline events qualify for the Games.  Luis Armando Loria Cetin of […]

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Behind the Scenes: US Tour of Egypt in 1977

Behind the Scenes: US Tour of Egypt in 1977

The journey to become an Olympic sport was no easy task. Before the Federation of International Trampoline joined forces with the Federation of International Gymnastics to become an Olympic sport, the only path was to increase member nations. And, in the early days, George Nissen, the founder of Nissen Trampoline Company, did his best to […]

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Inspirational Women of Trampoline

There are loads of great blogs and websites on the worldwide web about gymnastics. One that I particularly like is a Tumblr called “Let’s Talk About Gymnastics!” I’m biased because it also covers Trampolining with the link: “Let’s Talk About Trampolining!” On January 9th this year, a terrific piece about inspirational women of trampolining was […]

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Historic First Ever Trampoline Competition

Historic First Ever Trampoline Competition

The very first International Trampoline competition ever was held 47 years ago in Wassen, Switzerland. The Nissen Cup, formerly known as the Nissen-Eterna Cup, is the longest running trampoline competition in the world today. In 2012, it was held in Arosa, Switzerland. The Nissen Trampoline blogspot published a wonderful story about the competition in Wassen. The […]

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Twitter’s Favorite Sport

Twitter’s Favorite Sport

Today is a throwback day; throwback to the 2012 Olympics in London. Did you know that American Tweeters agree that trampoline was their new favorite Olympic sport? They both loved it and they loved to joke about it. Nonetheless, according to International Digital Times, it was loved! We’ve heard all the jokes before: @nascar_lugnuts Well […]

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London Olympics YouTube

London Olympics YouTube

Before tomorrow’s big trampoline and tumbling events in Aalsmeer Netherlands and Salt Lake City, Utah for the Aalsmeer Flower Cup and the Kalon Ludvigson Invitational, I wanted to highlight some great videos from the London 2012 Olympic Games YouTube site featuring the Trampoline events. The beautiful compilation video featuring tight, slow-motion shots of several of the great […]

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