Trampoline World Age Groups a success

After four days of competition, the 25th World Age Group Competitions (WAGC) in Trampoline Gymnastics came to a close … with junior gymnasts from 17 countries returning from Sofia (BUL) with medals around their necks. The 32 titles up for grabs were shared between 14 countries.

More than 900 junior gymnasts performed in Individual, Synchronised and Double Mini-trampoline as well as in Tumbling in the age categories 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-21 years.

Russia, which came second to China in the medal standings at the senior World Championships the week before, topped the overall WAGC rankings …

It was Belarus, however, which won the most titles (4) in the Individual and Synchronised Trampoline events. After winning gold and silver with the teams and two bronzes in the individual competitions at Worlds, Great Britain’s tumblers continued their success in the age group categories, where they garnered a total of 10 medals, including two golds. Matching Great Britain’s number of titles in Tumbling, Russia and the USA came second and third in the discipline’s ranking. …

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Full results can be found on the FIG website.

25th Trampoline World Age Groups

Though Artistic Gymnastics has yet to launch Junior Worlds, Trampoline sports have had it for a long time.

Sofia’s Arena Armeec is now set to play host to the 25th World Age Group Competitions.

More than 900 junior gymnasts hailing from 43 different countries will compete for the 32 medal sets at stake over the next four days. As the seniors did last week, boys and girls of the age categories 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-21 years will perform in Individual, Synchronised and Double Mini-trampoline as well as in Tumbling. …

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Trampoline Worlds – day 1 finals

Women’s Trampoline
1. China
2. Belarus
3. GBR

Men’s Trampoline
1. China
2. Russia
3. Japan

Women’s Tumbling
1. China
2. GBR
3. France

Men’s Double Mini-trampoline
1. Russia
2. USA
3. Australia

China takes three of four golds on first finals day

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full-in triple back

Alex Siefert on tumbling trampoline.

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hurdle drills

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Note that all these demonstrators take off from the sprint for their hurdle from the opposite leg they put down first on round-off. The legs switch during the hurdle.

That’s far more common than the alternative (taking off with the same leg).

Boris Verkhovsky first told me decades ago that a switch leg hurdle should increase power, but that it wasn’t essential.

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Jake Stoeckicht – tumbling drills

I want to attend a camp with coach Jake Stoeckicht from Rockford. He’s passionate. A great communicator. And I really like his approach to backward tumbling.

He uses many drills with exaggerated hip flexion. Edouard Iarov and many of the top coaches of the world encourage that technique. Note that the final skill in competition will not be done with anywhere near this kind of hip flexion. These are only progressions.

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