Tumbling is a form of gymnastics (sometimes called Power Tumbling), that involves tumbling along a mat performing flips, rolls, jumps, performing somersaults and handsprings, which is performed without the assistance of props.
The sport, which was once a gymnastics event at the 1932 Olympic Games. Tumbling now is incorporated in the modern gymnastics floor apparatus routines.
See a tumbling video of the Olympic champion in action. You may also see cheerleaders demonstrating tumbling as part of their floor routine.
- Gymnastics (general)
- Floor Gymnastics — gymnasts perform a tumbling and dance routine on a floor space.
- Rhythmic Gymnastics — uses the elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.
- Sport Aerobics — the objective is to perform high-intensity gymnastic moves in sync with background music. Also called Aerobic Gymnastics.
- Acrobatic Gymnastics — team of gymnasts work together to perform acrobatic moves in combination with dance moves.
- Aesthetic Group Gymnastics — a team sport where a large group of gymnasts perform coordinated continuous movements.
- Cheerleading — a dubious sport in which groups of cheerleaders do routines that are subjectively assessed.
- About tumbling at the 1932 Olympic Games
- More about the Sport of Gymnastics
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports