When to watch trampoline during the 2024 Paris Olympics
The two individual trampoline events (men's individual and women's individual) set to take place during the Games involve athletes bouncing over 8 meters in the air on a trampoline, performing a series of twists, bounces and somersaults. During the competition, athletes perform exercises composed of 10 elements that are scored based on difficulty, execution and time spent in the air.
Trampoline was originally invented in 1934 by George Nissen, but only grew in popularity during the first world championships in London in 1964. The sport then integrated with the International Gymnastics Federation 34 years later in 1998. Trampoline was introduced to the Olympic program in at the 2000 Sydney Games. Since becoming an Olympic sport, trampoline has been dominated by China which has won 14 of the 36 medals awarded, including four of 12 titles.
Nicole Ahsinger is the only gymnast who represented Team USA in the women's trampoline competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and she made history by placing sixth overall. Her finish tied 2012 Olympian Savannah Vinsant as the best finish by an American trampoline gymnast.
The trampoline events at the 2024 Paris Olympics will take place on August 2.
The trampoline competition will take place at Bercy Arena, which is a large sports hall that was once the No. 1 concert venue in France that welcomed many international artists.
The arena was built in 1984 and was designed by architects Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat. Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, it is known for its distinct pyramid shape and sloped sides covered with grass. In 2014 and 2015, the arena underwent extensive renovation to modernize its technological infrastructure. Those developments made Bercy Arena capable of hosting a number of athletic events from equestrian, judo, handball, tennis, ice hockey, skiing and motocross events.
During the 2024 Paris Olympics, the arena will host two major sports - gymnastics and basketball - and three disciplines one after another within a short span of time.
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