Kalon Ludvigson
© Max Morse

QUEBEC CITY, Que., Nov. 3, 2007 – Based on their outstanding performances at the 2007 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, the United States earned berths in men’s and women’s tumbling, double-mini trampoline and synchronized trampoline to the 2009 World Games, July 16-26, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


The 2009 World Games, a multi-sport event for non-Olympic disciplines, has competition in upwards of 30 sports and 3,000 athletes from around the world.  The sports program includes competition in tumbling, double mini-trampoline and synchronized trampoline. Each qualifying country is allowed one man and one woman in both tumbling and double mini, and one men’s pair and one women’s pair in synchronized trampoline.  Based on the results at the 2007 World Championships, the USA qualified for a second athlete in women’s tumbling and as the first reserve athlete in women’s double-mini.


In 2005, the USA won bronze medals in women’s tumbling and double-mini.  The other gymnastics disciplines in the World Games are rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics.


Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include mens and womens artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics. For more information, log on to www.usa-gymnastics.org.