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A New Friend

A New Friend

New friend to the Trampoline Pundit, GymnasticsCoaching.com gave us a wonderful shout-out. I discovered GymnasticsCoaching.com on Twitter and find his blog very informative. This is significant because I believe in the power of the internet and social networking to promote our sports. If you have something to say, like we do, SHOUT IT OUT! GymnasticsCoaching.com is curated by […]

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Guess Who?

Guess Who?

This is just a quick one: You might be really surprised at who the diver is in both of the pictures (see both in the full post view). Take a wild guess.  🙂

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Acrobatic Sports

Acrobatic Sports

Damien Dorna with Acrobatic Sports was kind enough to give a shout-out to the TRAMPOLINE PUNDIT by posting a launch announcement. Our Twitter and Facebook links were also added. AcrobaticSports.com, located in France, is a news website covering acrobatic sports, including trampoline, tumbling and gymnastics. I do the English trampoline commentary, and collaborators and correspondents from around […]

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American Women

American Women

USA Gymnastics posted this terrific snapshot of the current US Women’s Trampoline Team. Members of the women’s trampoline team are Alaina Williams of Norman, Okla./Acrospirits; Alicia Powder of Ladera Ranch, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics (alternate); Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits; Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy; and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express. Full US Women’s Trampoline […]

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The Great Haul of China

The Great Haul of China

The Chinese make a grand splash each time they enter a new team of athletes on to the trampoline and tumbling international stage. In seems that their winning strategy is to wow the competition when they unleash their secret weapons. My final retirement (retired twice) from international competition was in the mid 90s. There were no […]

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FIG Teasers

The teasers created by the Federation for International Gymnastics (FIG) to promote the World Trampoline Championships are awesome. This one is for the 2010 WTC in Metz, France. That’s it. That’s all I gotta say.

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2011 World Age-Group Championships

2011 World Age-Group Championships

To gauge the future of the sport, look no further than the World Age-Group Championships. The 21st World Age-Group Championships for  Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT were held in Birmingham, England on November 24-27, 2011. In all, 711 competitors from more than 30 countries competed. Twenty-three medals were won by Russian athletes: 12 gold, 6 silver and […]

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ABC Wide World of Sports

ABC Wide World of Sports

The photo used in the header of this blog comes from this picture. It was taken in Lafayette, LA at the 3rd World Trampoline Championships in 1966. The massively popular sports show, ABC Wide World of Sports, covered it for the national television market. Jeff Hennessy, US National Coach and FIT Technical Committee Member, was […]

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2012 Olympians Selected!

2012 Olympians Selected!

The trial competitions for the 2012 Olympics are over. The Federation of International Gymnastics announced the qualifiers on January 15, 2012. American athletes, Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, LA and Stephen Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, NJ won spots for the United States. Click the link below for the full results. CONGRATS! Federation of International Gymnastics Announces […]

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