Bossaball is a team sport that originated in Spain and was conceptualized by Belgian Filip Eyckmans in 2004 . It is similar to volleyball, but also includes elements of football (soccer), gymnastics and capoeira. …
The word “bossa”, which is sometimes translated as style, flair or attitude in Portuguese, is commonly associated with Bossa Nova, a samba influenced type of Brazilian music. The name Bossaball, therefore, expresses the aim to combine sports, music and positive vibrations.
In fact, music is a major component of a Bossaball show. The person overseeing the game is called the “samba referee” and does not only make calls but also serves as the Master of Ceremonies with the help of a whistle, a microphone, percussion instruments and an exotic DJ set.
Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-Mini and Acrobatics. The competition can include all Indo Pacific Members, namely Argentina, China, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Qatar, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, Namibia, United States of America.
However it was decided to invite all FIG member countries, including Europe. They may compete as invitational participants, they may medal but cannot claim an Indo’s title. Should a gymnast from an invitational country medal the gymnast from an Indo Pacific member country will receive the same rank and both competitors will receive medals.
Anyone going should plan EXTRA days for sightseeing.
Any MAG or WAG coach on holiday in Namibia is advised to contact the club. They might be able to provide accommodation in exchange for you volunteering to assist at the gym. For a week, a year … or longer.
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Namibia and South Africa are the top tourist destinations in Africa, in my opinion. I’ve been on a gymnastics holiday here since January 16th.
A Trampoline, Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics competition comes to Sun City, South Africa. Indo Pacific Championships take place every two years. …
Hosted by the South African Gymnastics Federation, the 2014 Championships will be held at the fantastic Superbowl, Sun City 29 June – 05 July 2014, with all participants scheduled to stay at the Sun City Resort.
Scandal has hit the closed world of Chinese gymnastics after at least six under-age girls were allegedly raped at one of the country’s most prestigious academies.
The director and deputy head of the Hunan Gymnastics School, dubbed the “cradle of champions” after training four Olympic medallists, have been arrested and questioned by police. …
The school’s director, 48-year-old Liu Zhiqiang, was arrested last December, according to the Legal Evening News. Zeng Rong, 52, the school’s deputy head, was detained the month before.
Both men are being investigated for sexual assault after six girls reported them to the police, according to the Oriental Morning Post. …
A reporter for the Legal Evening News was told the matter was being dealt with secretly. “The case involves minors and will have a negative impact on society so we will not release information to the public,” an unnamed policeman told the newspaper. …
Uploaded to the YouTube account of Samuel Castro is a video called “Trampoline Best Legends.” It’s been making the rounds on social media networks. There are many outstanding performances on the video, including clips of trampoline gymnasts at Cirque and on the winter slopes. I don’t know where he got all the clips and I’m not sure who all the performers are or where they are performing. However, I did bear witness to a few of the performances in person.
Galimbatoviski is the most talented gymnast you probably never heard of. At minute 2:25 is a clip of him performing an historic record-breaking routine, the first competition routine with 5 triples in a row, and the first with a rudi-out triffis. He performed two of them: rudi-out triff tuck, 1/2 in rudi-out triff tuck, triff pike, 1/2 in triff tuck, triff tuck – solid, on an ancient 1/4? bed. …
I did not witness Canada’s Jason Burnett perform his world-record DD routine of 17.7 in a 2007 World Cup, but his routine is included in this compilation of Trampoline greats at 5:30.
The website Ministry of Tofu posted a great photo essay about the Chinese youth trampoline training program at the Fujian Trampoline Center where 2008 Olympic Champion He Wenna got her start. Because of her success, among the first Chinese to win an Olympic Gold medal, the Fujian Trampoline Center became the Training Center for the National Team.
There are 40 students there, selected for their potential, who range in age from 5-16. …
The three time Olympic Trampoline medalist, age-33, wants one more major international competition.
“I currently weigh less then my pre-pregnancy weight,” she said. “My focus in the gym is on regaining my lean muscle mass and improving my power. I started back on the trampoline two weeks ago and it feels great to be in the air again. I am trying to take it slow, as my mind wants to do everything I did before, but my body needs time to adapt to jumping on the trampoline again.”