This exhilarating Olympic sport included four sub disciplines: individual, synchronised, double mini trampoline, and tumbling.
This Olympic event requires a ten element routine which must start and end on the feet consisting of differing numbers and shapes of rotations and/or twists performed on a trampoline.The competitions are made up of three routines – the preliminary round where gymnasts compete a compulsory (set) exercise, and a voluntary piece followed by a final round voluntary routine for the leaders.
This sport is similar to individual but performed by two trampoline gymnasts (on separate trampolines) attempting to be mirror images. The highest scores are awarded for the pairs with the least differences in execution and timing.
Double Mini Trampoline (DMT)
DMT is a powerful and exciting sport. Trampoline gymnasts compete in four passes, two preliminary and two final passes for the leaders. Each pass consists of two skills, the first performed on either of two target areas on the apparatus followed by the dismount onto a landing mat.
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