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

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

‘Flying Dutchman’ Zonderland ready to take off for Tokyo

It’s hard to believe that it was eight years ago that Epke Zonderland stunned the world into silence with his spectacular performance on the high bar at the London 2012 Olympics. That thrilling, high-risk routine, which contained three consecutive release and catch moves, not only earned him the nickname “the Flying

Great Britain gymnast Sam Oldham on retirement plans and his mental health battles

Sam Oldham of Great Britain

Eight years ago, British gymnast Sam Oldham appeared to be on top of the world. He, along with Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas and Daniel Purvis, had won Great Britain's first ever gymnastics Olympic team medal when they took bronze at London 2012. But everything was not as well as it seemed,