double twisting triple back

And the progressions.

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Note how he barely touches his hands on backward handspring. It’s almost a low whip.

Trampoline World Cup France

The best and the bounciest of Trampoline Gymnastics have turned out in force for the second of three 2015 FIG World Trampoline Cups, all dress rehearsals for November’s World Championships and 2016 Olympic qualification in Odense (DEN).


… The roster of gymnasts set to compete reads like a Who’s-who of Trampoline Gymnastics. Reigning World championsTu Xiao (CHN) and Liu Lingling (CHN) headline the individual field, which also includes 2012 Olympic champions Rosie MacLennan (CAN) and Dong Dong(CHN). …

30th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Daytona Beach, USA, November 07-09, 2014
30th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Daytona Beach, USA, November 07-09, 2014


meet Audrey Rousseau (Canada)

Canada has a lot of depth right now. To make this team wasn’t easy. Congratulations Audrey.

First-year senior Audrey Rousseau of Canada told IG she is confident that she can deliver good performances at the world championships in Glasgow later this month.

“I’m really focused right now on my work and on this great opportunity that I have,” said Rousseau, who trains under coaches Dany Gilbert and Nathalie Turner at Club Equilibrix in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec. “This competition will be a great experience on all points, and of course my first objective is to do the best I can to help the team to reach the objectives.”

IG – Rousseau ‘Really Focused’ For Worlds Debut


Italian shampoo commercial


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Quebec church converted to Tramp club

High ceilings. A higher power. :-)

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(via Gymnastics Canada)

USA Team to Worlds 2015

Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./GAGE
Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics

Two additional athletes – Alyssa Baumann of Plano, Texas/WOGA, and Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics – are remaining at the Ranch to train with the team.

USA 2015


Nick Zaccardi:

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team that will try to win a fourth straight global title at the World Championships in three weeks in Glasgow, Scotland, is arguably the most accomplished in American history.

It’s the first time a U.S. men’s or women’s team for Worlds has included two past Olympic or World all-around champions — Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas.

It’s the first time a U.S. men’s or women’s team for Worlds has included any past individual Olympic champions — Douglas and Aly Raisman. …

The team includes zero women under the age of 18, a first in U.S. gymnastics World Championships history. That hasn’t happened at the Olympics since 1952, according to …


Lauren Hopkins:

… All ground is covered in terms of both the team final as well as maximum individual medal potential …

If I was Marta, I’d be most worried about Beam.

The last Worlds with a reigning Olympic AA champion competing was 2001 – Andreea Raducan*. :-)

related – Balance Beam Situation commentary

Ellie – Best Canadian Sports Moment

… Gymnast Ellie Black was the most decorated Canadian after delivering a stellar performance at the Pan Am Games.

The accolades continued on Wednesday as Black was chosen by you for having the best Canadian sports moment of the summer. …



(via Gymnastics Canada)