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Trampolining at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games

2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Sydney, Australia
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 22, 2000
Events: 2

Participants: 24 (12 men and 12 women) from 16 countries
Youngest Participant: UZB Yekaterina Khilko (18 years, 182 days)
Oldest Participant: RUS Aleksandr Moskalenko (30 years, 324 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): RUS Russia and CAN Canada (2 medals)


Trampoline was invented in the 1930s by American George Nissen. Trampoline was added to the Olympic gymnastics program for the first time in 2000, and Nissen was present to watch the competition, which he watched “with tears in his eyes.” World championships in trampoline had first been contested in 1964, and Americans dominated the event until the late 1970s. But several paralyzing spine injuries in the United States caused multiple lawsuits and the sport lost popularity. By 2000, trampoline was led by Europeans and the former Soviet republics. The 2000 Olympic program consisted of individual events for men and women. At the world championships, there have been four different events (in various years) for men and women – individual, synchro, double mini, and tumbling.