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Getting to know... Trampoline

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Britain's Katherine Driscoll will be in action at the National Gymnastics Arena. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
A look at what this Olympic Gymnastics discipline is all about
  • The first modern trampoline was built in the 1930s at the University of Iowa. It was invented by George Nissen, who had observed the way trapeze artists performed tricks after bouncing on their safety net.
     
  • Four gold medals will be awarded in the Baku 2015 competition.
     
  • 53 gymnasts, 27 male and 26 female, will compete at the Games.
     
  • 11 male pairs and 11 female pairs will compete in the synchronised competition.
     
  • A trampoline exercise is characterised by height, continuous rhythm, rotational elements from foot to foot, foot to back, stomach to sitting position, without hesitation or pause, in a performance demonstrating a variety of front and back elements, with or without twist, body control, good form, good execution and regularity of height.
     
  • Three different scores in the individual trampoline routines are combined to form the total: time of flight (ToF-score), execution score (E-score) and difficulty score (D-score).
     
  • During qualification, gymnasts will complete a compulsory routine and a voluntary routine.
     
  • Routines are made up of 10 different skills, comprising single, double and triple somersaults with and without twists.
     
  • The top six individuals and synchronised pairs from the qualification will qualify for their respective final.
     
  • During the final, gymnasts will complete one voluntary routine made up of 10 different skills without limitations.
     
  • A maximum of one individual or one synchronised pair per NOC is allowed to compete in the final.

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