Three Gymnastics Disciplines are approved for 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Every Olympiad, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selects the disciplines for the upcoming games. For the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the IOC has chosen the four classic gymnastics disciplines of the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) to be among the 2024 Olympic sports. They include those we’ve all grown

Swedish gymnastics to allow teenagers to decide which gender category to compete in

Young Swedish gymnasts will be allowed to compete in whatever class they choose, following a decision by the Swedish Gymnastics Federation. The decision was made following a “deep-dive into the issue around gender identity and gender expression from an LGBTQI, and particularly trans-inclusive, perspective”, the federation said. This ruling means that a

Dong Dong and Lin Qianqi win as China holds third trampoline event of 2020

Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong

Dong Dong and Lin Qianqi were the winners as the Chinese trampoline championships came to a close. The two-day competition, which was the third and final event of the year, also saw titles awarded in the teams and synchronisation events. In the men’s final, 31-year-old Dong wowed the audience with a clean,

Dong Dong and Gao Lei bounce back at Chinese national trampoline championships

Chinese trampolinist Gao Lei

China’s trampoline stars returned to action as the country held its first official competition of 2020. Olympic champion Dong Dong, world champion Gao Lei, Zhu Xueying, Li Dan and Liu Lingling were just a few of the international stars performing at the 2020 National Trampoline Championships. They were joined at the Tianjin

Japan’s Tetsuya Sotomura retires from trampoline gymnastics

Tetsuya Sotomura

For any gymnast, the chance to compete at an Olympics is a dream comes true. When the Games are in your home city, the dream becomes an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And this was the quest of Japanese trampolinist Tetsuya Sotomura. In January 2020, Sotomura was pushing for a spot at the Tokyo Olympics. And, at

Brazilian Trampoline Champion Camilla Gomes Talks About Training During COVID-19

The world changes quickly! This week the world protests, but the coronavirus pandemic is still lurking. National and International athletic events have been cancelled and athletes remain challenged by the restrictions each country has leveled to keep their citizens safe.  Last week Acrobatic Sports reached out to UK DMT Champion Kim

Training During COVID-19: Interview with GB’s Kim Beattie

Like jumping on a trampoline, the world is upside-down these days. The novel coronavirus sweeping across the globe has driven us to make important sacrifices to keep ourselves, family and neighbors safe from the illness. Our familiar lifestyles and activities are on an indefinite holding pattern, if not changed forever. Of

Zhu Xueying and Gao Lei shine at Trampoline World Cup in Baku

Zhu Xueying of China

Zhu Xueying and Gao Lei won the men’s and women’s titles for of China at the trampoline World Cup competition in Azerbaijan. Four-time individual world champion Gao gave fine performance at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku to win the men’s competition with a score of 61.585. To complete what could have

Hancharou leads men’s qualification at trampoline World Cup in Baku

Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus

Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou led the men’s qualification at the trampoline World Cup competition in Baku. The Belarusian achieved a combined score of 114.655 points to secure his place in the final as the best of the eight qualifiers at the National Gymnastics Arena. China’s multiple world champion Gao Lei placed second