World Trampoline and Tumbling Age Group Competition begins tomorrow
posted on 11/13/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2013 – The 2013 World Trampoline and Tumbling Age Group Competition begins tomorrow in Sofia, Bulgaria, with the first day of qualification and finals competitions. The event, which runs, Nov. 13-17, will determine champions in individual and synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling for boys and girls from 11 to 18.

The United States gets underway tomorrow morning in the first competitive trampoline session at 10 a.m. Sofia/3 a.m. ET.

Fans can watch the competition live on a pay-per-view basis via sportmedia.tv. Additional information is available on the International Gymnastics Federation's microsite, sofia2013.fig-gymnastics.com.

Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated rod-floor runways that enable athletes to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.


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