Kalon Ludvigson with his coach

VARNA, Bulgaria, April 17, 2011 – U.S. tumbling champion Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho, won the tumbling silver medal at the FIG World Cup in Varna, Bulgaria. This is the first event in the International Gymnastics Federation’s trampoline and tumbling World Cup season.

Ludvigson recorded a 73.40 to earn the silver medal, the 13th world medal in his career. Russia claimed gold and bronze, with Andrey Krylov taking first at 74.00 and Tagir Murtazaev finishing third with 72.30.

Yuri Nikitin of Ukraine won the men’s trampoline title, and Belarus’ Tatsiana Piatrenia took the women’s trampoline title.

More than 100 gymnasts from 24 countries registered to compete in Varna, including Belarus, Denmark, Spain, Russia and Ukraine. The event also had competition in individual and synchronized trampoline, but no U.S. athletes competed in those events.