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

Trampoline World Championships: Japan claim double gold in synchro

It wasn’t just the lights that dazzled the Japanese crowd at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, their trampolinists did too by winning both the men’s and women’s synchronised trampoline events. Leading after the qualifying round, Yumi Takagi and her partner Ayano Kishi showed that they were in perfect harmony to

Trampoline World Championships 2019: Great Britain, Belarus and Japan teams victorious in Tokyo

Over the years, the Chinese have appeared to be unbeatable in the men’s trampoline event. But this proved not to be the case at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo as Belarus sprung a surprise to claim the men’s team title at the Trampoline World Championships. This was the first men’s team

Trampoline World Championships 2019: Hancharou and Liu Lingling lead the way in first day of qualifications

The 34th World Championships began at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan with the qualifications of individual trampoline, double mini-trampoline and women's tumbling. At stake for the 336 gymnasts from 37 nations are places at the 2020 Olympics and the 2021 World Games. The Championships, which also serves as a Tokyo