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James Yongue

Class of 2009· Disciplines(s): Trampoline & Tumbling· Inducted as: Athlete

Jimmy Yongue won the bronze medal in synchronized trampoline at the 1968 World Championships and was the North American champion in 1964-65. He was the AAU national champion in 1965 and was a four-time silver medalist between 1964 and 1969.

Despite two interruptions in his career due to injuries, he competed in at least 13 international competitions, including a sixth-place finish at the 1965 World Championships. At the AAU Nationals, he also finished third in trampoline in 1966 and in synchronized trampoline in 1969.

The University of Southwest Louisiana graduate coached after retiring from competition. He coached the U.S. team at the 1972 World Championships and for three other international events. He also coached several national AAU champions and at Acadiana Gymnastics.