16 Olympic Trampoline qualifications confirmed

China, Russia and Japan each earned the right to send two gymnasts to Rio to compete in Men’s Individual Trampoline, while Belarus and France each earned one spot as the first Olympic berths were allocated Sunday in Odense. …

31th FIG World Championships Trampoline Gymnastics, Odense/Denmark, November 26-29, 2015
31th FIG World Championships Trampoline Gymnastics, Odense/Denmark, November 26-29, 2015

In the Women’s competition, China, Belarus and Great Britain each won two places for their gymnasts at the Games. …

Gao Lei and Li Dan embrace the role of Olympic favorites heading into Rio

31th FIG World Championships Trampoline Gymnastics, Odense/Denmark, November 26-29, 2015
31th FIG World Championships Trampoline Gymnastics, Odense/Denmark, November 26-29, 2015

CAN and GEO earned the final two women’s spots.

Additional trampolinists will qualify based on performance at the Olympic Test Meet in 2016.




Brittany Rogers training Floor

This 2012 Canadian Olympian is back trying for Rio 2016. And looking better than ever.

who woulda thought my ankles could function ?

A video posted by Brittany Rogers (@brittyrogers) on

Christine Peng Peng Lee is on the list of Canadian Candidates for Rio. How about 2012 alternate Jessica Savona? She graduates just in time to try out. :-)

Savona has killer Floor choreography for her final season at LSU, by the way. Fans are going to love it.

(via Daniel)

NBC Olympics Thanksgiving promo video

The 60-second spot features several athletes with their families in their home countries, including:

Simone Biles (USA, gymnastics)

David Boudia (USA, diving) …

Click PLAY or watch it on NBC Sports.

preview – 2015 Trampoline Worlds

Odense (DEN), November 26-29, 2015.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Brazilian Championships results

Brazil’s men have already qualified a full team to Rio. The women have not. But will have another chance at the Olympic Test Meet.

1. Lorrane Oliveira – 58.500
2. Jade Barbosa – 56.150
3. Leticia Costa – 55.750
… bonus points in effect

The field at this year’s Brazilian Championships, held less than a month following World Championships in Glasgow, was a little thin with everyone – including stars Flavia Saraiva and Daniele Hypolito – in recovery mode. But that didn’t stop 17-year-old Lorrane Oliveira from showing off huge routines to take the gold above veteran Jade Barbosa!

Oliveira has flown somewhat under the radar with the surprising depth of the Brazilian program, especially after not competing in her first senior season last year due to injury. …

Oliveira Captures Brazilian Title

1. Letícia Costa 13.638
2. Thayse Silva 13.638
3. Isabelle Cruz 13.425

Uneven Bars
1. Lorrane Oliveira 14.225
2. Letícia Costa 13.350
3. Jade Barbosa 13.150

Balance Beam
1. Jade Barbosa 14.750
2. Isabel Barbosa 14.175
3. Lorrane Oliveira 14.075

Floor Exercise
1. Lorrane Oliveira 14.875
2. Thayse Silva 14.050
3. Carolyne Pedro 13.550

Click PLAY or watch Lorrane’s Bars at Worlds on YouTube.

(via Doble en plancha)

POV Trampoline – Karen Cockburn

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Karen, now age-35, will be attempting to qualify to her 5th Olympic Games. :-)

Aly Raisman – Millennium magazine

Great interview.

… Aly is 21 and still kickin’ it, vying for a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team. After spending time in Los Angeles, competing on ABC TV’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’, Aly is currently training in Burlington, Massachusetts at Brestyan’s, her hometown gym.

… she’s not guaranteed a spot for the 2016 Olympics because this is determined after Olympic Trials, which will be held in San Jose this summer. (Next year, five athletes will make the 2016 U.S. women’s gymnastics team. There is one automatic bid–whoever wins Olympic Trials—and the other four members are selected by the coaches.)

… day her sponsors include Reebok, GK Elite, Walden Behavioral Care and Revision Skincare …