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

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

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