History of Gymnastics Trampoline:
Gymnastics Trampoline originated in ancient Greece 2000 years ago. Gymnastics Trampoline is considered a combination of sport and art. Trampoline events were introduced to the Olympic Games in 2000. Both men and women participate in Gymnastics Trampoline event.
Rules of Gymnastics Trampoline:
There are individual competitions (qualifications and finals) for men and women. The Gymnastics Trampoline event takes place over two days. The entry for Gymnastics Trampoline competitions is restricted by qualification.
Gymnastics Trampoline Competitions are held in three categories:
- Double Mini-Trampoline
The following disciplines are included in the Gymnastics Trampoline event:
- Trampoline Men's Synchro
- Trampoline Women's Synchro
- Tumbling Men's Individual
- Tumbling Women's Individual
- Double Mini-Trampoline Men's Individual
- Double Mini-Trampoline Women's Individual
Competition Area for Gymnastics Trampoline:
The hall must have a minimum seating capacity of 3000.
- The temperature of the hall must be at least 20°C during the event.
- Lighting standards should be maintained at atleast 1500 lux.
- There should be a reserved “warming up” area for participants.
For Trampoline Gymnastics, the competition hall must have a minimum dimensions as follows:
- Height: 8 meters (10 to 12 m preferably)
- Length: 45 meters
- Width: 30 meters.
Other equipment and necessities at the venue may include:
- A spring gymnastic type floor of 12 by 12 meters square working surface.
- Landing mats with a thickness of minimum 20cm to maximum 50 cm.
- A team of medical persons.
Venue for Gymnastics Trampoline in Summer Olympics 2008:
- The gymnastics event of the 29th Olympic Games will be held in Beijing from August 9-24, 2008.
- The artistic gymnastics and trampoline competitions will be held at the National Indoor Stadium.
- The rhythmic gymnastics will be held at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.
Athlete Quota for Gymnastics Trampoline:
- Men- 16
- Women- 16
- Total- 32
The following events are included in the program for Beijing Olympic 2008: