Skateboarder Jagger Eaton’s Trampoline Connection

The International Olympic Committee added five “youth” sports to attract a larger youth audience for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Of those five, one was Stateboarding. While the Japanese dominated the top medals, it was 20 year-old bronze medalist in the Men’s Street event, American Jagger Eaton, who seized

Luke Strong: Great Britian trampolinist retires

Luke Strong, Great Britain trampolinist

World and European medallist Luke Strong has announced his retirement from competitive trampolining. The Great Britain gymnast, 27, said a long-term ankle injury has influenced his decision. Strong said that the ankle injury has made it difficult to train on a trampoline for two years, and "living in constant pain" affected his mental

Great Britain trampolinists Laura Gallagher and Bryony Page set for Tokyo

Trampolinists Bryony Page and Laura Gallagher are to represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020

Laura Gallagher and Bryony Page have been named as Great Britain’s trampoline gymnasts for the Tokyo 2020. Gallagher, who will be making her Olympic debut in the Japanese capital, describes her selection as "an absolute dream". "It feels quite surreal to have been selected for the Olympic Games, after so many years

China trampolinist Dong Dong bounces to record fourth Olympics

Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong

London 2012 Olympic Champion Dong Dong will make a fourth appearance at the Olympic Games when he competes in Tokyo. This will make Dong the only trampoline gymnast to compete on the Olympic stage four times in a row. The 12-time former world champion has said that he will retire after the

Dianne Durham, first Black US women’s gymnastics champion, dies

Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a United States Gymnastics national championship, has died, aged 52. Durham made history in 1983 when she won the all-around event at the US national championships, becoming the first Black woman to win an event in the process. Durham, who was known for her

Krisztian Berki, Olympic pommel horse champion, retires

Krisztian Berki of Hungary

Olympic, world and European champion Krisztian Berki has announced that he is retiring from competition. The decision, Berki said, was due to the fact that he was struggling to recover from a persistent shoulder injury. He last competed on the international stage in 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p50wC4Ut5CE The 35-year-old Hungarian's career saw him win gold

Canadian trampolinist Jason Burnett announces retirement

Trampolinist Jason Burnett of Canada

Olympic medallist and world record holder Jason Burnett is retiring from competitive trampolining, he has announced. The Canadian wrote on social media: “I would like to officially announce my retirement from competitive trampoline. “Trampoline has been my FAVORITE thing since I discovered the sport at age 10 and I am grateful that

Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler joins the TV show Dancing on Ice

Former Great Britian gymnast Amy Tinkler

Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler has joined the UK reality show Dancing on Ice. The 21-year-old gymnast from Great Britain replaces Denise van Outen on this year's series after the TV presenter withdrew from the competition after a "nasty fall" on the ice. Tinkler, who retired from gymnastics last year, is partnered

Olympic medallist and Commonwealth champion Nile Wilson announces retirement

Nile Wilson

Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson has announced his retirement from gymnastics. In an emotional post on his Instagram account, Wilson said: "Today I hang up my hand guards and retire from the professional sport of gymnastics." "Gymnastics, you are the best sport in the world! You are my first love, my addiction,

Seasons greetings and happy holidays from all at Acrobatic Sports

2020 has been a year to remember, but also one to forget. We were forced to adapt to new realities in our gyms and communities. We revised our lives and learned new, innovative ways to interact with each other. In these unprecedented times, it’s hard to imagine what life will look like