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Definition: trampolining from Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology

(sport) the performance in competition or for recreation of routines on a trampoline


Summary Article: trampolining
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Gymnastics performed on a sprung canvas sheet which allows the performer to reach great heights before landing again. Marks are gained for carrying out difficult manoeuvres. Synchronized trampolining and tumbling are also popular forms of the sport.

Used as a circus or show-business act in the early part of the 20th century, trampolining developed as a sport from 1936 when George Nissen of the USA invented a prototype trampoline. Trampolining made its Olympic debut as a discipline of gymnastics at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with individual events held for men and women.

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