Trampoline World Championship

The Trampoline World Championship is the World Championship for trampolining. Originally, the event was held yearly in 1964 to 1968 but changed it to every two years since 1970.

The first ever Trampoline World Championship was held in London, United Kingdom with champions of men’s and women’s division were from the United States. The US had won five more times and during the 1972 championship, United Kingdom was the champion for the men’s division.

Since 1999, the admission of the sport to the Olympics needed a switch to holding the World Championship as a qualifier in the year prior to the Olympics.

Trampoline is one of the newest members of the gymnastics family. It arrived in 1st January 1999 because of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) andFederation Internationale de Trampoline (FIT) merge.

The trampoline competition consists of 3 disciplines, 2 in the qualification round and one in the final. The routine have to demonstrate excellent control, steady height and accurate style. It consists of ten different skill executed as high rhythmic moves and each of them may land either on their feet, front or back. Male athletes will have one to three triple somersaults for their routine, as well as moves with double somersaults with different twists as well.

Female athletes will do ten double somersaults with or without twists.

During tumbling, another discipline of the trampoline championship, takes place on a track where the power comes from glass fiber rods, allowing the competitor to do a very fast and explosive routine with double somersaults with or without twists.

The smallest of the three disciplines is the double mini trampoline. It includes two mini trampolines connected jointly and athletes present two skills and land under excellent control on the mat or landing zone. There have been a total for 29 Trampoline World Championship.

The last Trampoline World Championship was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Soviet Union (Russia) gained 163 medals throughout the games, while United States have 157 medals and China, 51 medals.

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