Olympics, Summer

The Olympic Trampoline Event Just Got Way More Interesting

1/28/08 in Olympics, Summer   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I'm sure almost none of you know about this, or care about this, but there is a US trampoline and tumbling team. They're a part of US Gymnastics. Now, believe it or not, trampoline gymnastics is an actual Olympic event. Tumbling, unfortunately, is not.

So you're probably wondering why in the hell I'm telling you this. Isn't the idea of trampolining as an Olympic sport kind of a joke? Isn't that just an event for fat, lazy gymnasts?

Well, yeah, it probably is. But you know what, even trampolining has ridiculous athletes. Below is UK trampoliner and tumbler Damien Walters, and he's a bit different from the athletes I pictured in my head who do this sport. Any man that can flip up in the air and walk along the side of a wall at a 90-degree angle is cool in my book.
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1/28/08   |   bubba34   |   2 respect

I watch a show on the G4 network called Ninja Warrior and they have a guy on there who competes in NW and he also represents Japan or China in the Olympics  in trampoline gymnastics.  If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't know there was a trampoline event in the Olympics, and I'm still not sure who competes for the US!