Hardy Fink – Be Gymnast Centered

The second series of FIG online coaching seminars has begun.

I highly recommend this presentation.

Gymnastics is under review worldwide. We hear much about the problems.

Hardy Fink offers solutions.

Hardy has attended more World Championships & Olympics than anyone else. He’s the principle author of the FIG Age Group Programmes for all disciplines. And he’s led more FIG coach education courses worldwide than anyone else.

We should listen and learn.

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first double twist in the Olympics

1932 Olympic tumbler Roland Wolfe

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Reminds me of some Cheer tumblers today.

Rowland “Flip” Wolfe will be recalled as the first and the only Olympic gold medalist in tumbling. He accomplished this feat at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. …

Had the International Gymnastics Federation recognized elements by naming them for one performer or another, a double twisting stretched back somersault might today be recalled as a “Wolfe”. He was the first to perform this element in the Olympic Games.

… Wolfe could also perform a double back. He related that he did not perform a double back in the Olympics since his coach was not a reliable spotter. He describes a pile of corrugated cardboard arranged loosely in one corner of the gym along with rags and other soft material. He would then attempt double backs into the corner!

… He had a famous teammate, Charlie Pond, who later coached at the University of Illinois.

World Acrobatic Society

double twist-in, triple back

Here’s a “hard way” 😀  to do double twisting triple.

Double twist in the first salto, double tuck out.

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tumbling out of triple back

Ethan McGuinness from Australia.

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T&T #WorldCup Baku

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What is Acrobatics & Tumbling?

The NEW American College sport has elements of Acrobatic Gymnastics, Tumbling and Cheer.

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Each team has up to 28 competitors on their game-day roster and compete in six events throughout the meet, including: Compulsory, Acro, Pyramid, Toss, Tumbling, and Team Event. …

Meet Format

USAG posts a weekly wrap-up of College Gymnastics that includes ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING.

training triple triple

Jay Paddock, from City of Birmingham, was the 2018 European Jr Champ in Power Tumbling.

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