He’s the Miller

Dagmar Nissen Munn:

Sometime in 1963-64, Wayne Miller, a young talented trampolinist from Louisiana, with the outstanding coaching of Jeff Hennessy, was the first person to successfully perform a triple twisting double backward somersault on the trampoline. Since he was the first, it became known as “The Miller.”

Wayne’s coach Jeff Hennessy did film it with a 16-mm camera and sent the footage to Jess Robinson for his column in the Modern Gymnast magazine. The sequence of frames from the original film were published in the 1964 July/August issue. …

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(via Trampoline Pundit)

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