I walked into the gym during Adult Recreation class and saw one of the men doing a layout Tsukahara into the pit on vault!
I ran over to find out what visiting gymnast had dropped by.
It was Jamie Lange, one of Canada’s National Team members â€” in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-tramp.
This was only the second day he had ever tried vault in his life.
I am always giving examples of gymnasts who go on to excel in other sports. Here is a tumbler so talented he could learn to vault in 2 days.
When I was a trampolinist we did not train anywhere near as hard as gymnasts. But in 2006 Jamie’s coach Brett McAulay at Calgary Gymnastics Centre tells me his conditioning and training is just as demanding. CGC is the top trampoline & tumbling club in the country.