Here you will find all the information regarding the qualification, disqualification system the game rules and the schedule of gymnastics - trampoline events in London 2012 Olympics.
Schedule Of Trampoline Gymnastics Events
The modern trampoline was devised at the University of Iowa in the year 1930. Initially it was used to train tumblers athletes and astronauts. But very rapidly it gained popularity and as a result Trampoline World Championships were held at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1964. But Trampoline didn't make its debut in Olympic until Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In the USA, trampolining very quickly got introduced into school physical education programs. It was also practiced in private entertainment centers. But in the wake of injuries, insufficient supervision, law suits, inadequate training, there was large reduction in the number of competitive athletes in the United States. In the rest of the world the sport was strongly adopted especially in Europe and former Soviet Union. Since trampolining became an Olympic sport in 2000, many other countries have started developing programs. Now Trampoline is a competitive Olympic sport in which gymnasts perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline.
Trampoline Events In London 2012 Olympics
The trampoline events are to be held at the North Greenwich Arena.
03 August 2012
14:00 - 16:15
Men's Trampoline: qualification, final, victory ceremony.
04 August 2012
14:00 - 16:15
Women's Trampoline: qualification, final, victory ceremony.
Trampoline Events in London 2012 Olympics
Sixteen men and sixteen women will be participating in London 2012 Olympic Trampoline Gymnastics events. There will be individual qualification competitions and finals.
According To The Qualification Systems
- The top eight ranked men and women from the World Championships in Birmingham, with a maximum of two per country will qualify for the Olympics. These places are non-nominative and will be allocated to the respective countries.
- From the Qualifications at the 2012 Olympic Test Event in London there will be top five ranked men and women, with a maximum of one per country. This is also not nominative.
- Two gymnasts (man and woman) will be nominated by the FIG. One to ensure the participation of athletes from the host country if in case they have failed to qualify through afore mentioned events. The other one will be to ensure participation from at least four continents.
- There is also a provision of a wild card selection of one gymnast (man or woman) from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Tripartite Commission.
The Athletes have to be at least 18 years of age in the year of competition to be able to qualify for the Olympic Games.
In case of misbehavior on the part of any of the participant or team official, the Chair of Judges Panel and/or Superior Jury, and/or the official FIG Representative will issue a warning. The Head of concerned delegation will be informed at the end of the round. In case of repeated misconducts the offender may be expelled from the competition hall. Any incident resulting in expulsion has to be reported to the Secretary General and to the offender's Federation. The Executive Committee or Disciplinary Commission may take further disciplinary action if they find necessary.
Brief Info On Gymnastics - Trampoline
Men and women compete individually. First of all there is a qualification round which comprises of both compulsory and optional routines. The compulsory routine has to contain a prescribed set of skills, performed in the correct order, while optional routines must contain 10 recognized skills. There is no time limit on performing the routines. Panel of nine judges award the marks. Five judges are there to award points for execution, two to score the degree of difficulty and two to oversee the contest. The highest and lowest execution scores are not considered and the three of the remaining scores are added to the single difficulty rating. The top eight scorers from the qualification round advance to the final round and perform another optional routine and where the athlete with the highest score wins.