BRITISH GYMNASTICS: Trampoline Technical Committee

 

TRAMPOLINE NEWS No 25                 April 2004

Editor: John D Beeton: ceo@gordonsacf.sol.co.uk

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EDITORIAL

Martin Laws

 

My congratulations to John Beeton on the production of the last edition of Trampoline News, which contained the usual informative articles that I know you all like.

 

I cannot begin this editorial without giving Congratulations to our two Olympians, Kirsten Lawton and Gary Smith. The late  inclusion of the British Men in selection was an excitement for us all. We must also give thanks to the FIG Trampoline Technical Committee, who valiantly fought off bids from the IOC for the final wild card place to go to a tripartite selection. This for me is a clear indication that under FIG., Trampolining has not only gained the Olympic place, but also been raised in profile and strength Internationally, to that of  a serious Olympic sport! Also, congratulations to those selected for the European Championships. More on both subjects later.

 

I spoke in the last edition about the new Development position on the NTTC and to date, we have still been unable to attract a suitable candidate. I am convinced that there is someone with the development skills out there!

 

The draft for the World Class section of the new “One Stop Shop” plan has been prepared for UK Sport, and we are awaiting a response. More on this will follow in later Trampoline News sheets. Also, we are awaiting the British Gymnastics AGM on 8th May to see if the new Constitution will go through, and if English Gymnastics will become a full force in the BG decision making process of the future. There is now a great deal of confusion and rumor circulating about this vote and I would urge you all to understand and vote with knowledge on this important debate in May. If we do not embrace change and move forwards with conviction, we will risk isolation for our sport and its officials etc. Please ensure that you are involved in local discussion and influence those who choose negativity or the sake of it. That s aid, we need to ensure our sport benefits from the changes, rather than loses. Therefore, it is important we all stay aware of the situation and focused so we may carve out a good future for Trampolining.

 

Figures I have recently received from BG show Trampolining has now reached approximately 25% of BG membership, 43% of all Coach education and 14.3% of World Class income. These figure, whilst on the impressive, have also a down side. Of the 1498 new coaches last year, 976 failed to renew their membership.  This  failure to  retain our members show that we

still have not reached a situation where everyone is happy with the value for money, or local delivery. The NTTC will continue to focus on services and support for our new and potential members as a priority, as well as maintain the excellence already achieved at higher levels. I would encourage Regional Technical Committees to consider this subject as usually the first contact point for these new coaches.

 

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

 

 

BG TECHNICAL ASSEMBLY 2005

 

The dates for the 2005 Technical Assembly are confirmed as 28-30 January and not as previously published in the February edition of TRAMPOLINE NEWS.

 

 

COACH EDUCATION

Cathy Page

 

Trampoline Coaching Awards syllabus – a reduced version of the syllabus has been put on the website recently.

 

DMT syllabus – modified at Senior Club level to include half out tucked and piked. This falls in line with the Trampolining Senior Club Coach.

 

HPC course – 26-30 July in Gillingham. Application to Cathy Page.

 

Tutor accreditations – Fred Isaac and Dennis Dickenson accredited to tutor senior Club Coach. Tony Roberts accredited to examine Trampoline Coach Award.

 

Coach Log Books – these have been  modified and the news ones are in circulation.

 

Pre-School Trampolining Module – in the planning stage at present. Anyone who has an interest in pre-school Trampolining should contact Jane Davies via BG.

 

Rig module – a two-hour module for those who have no experience of handling the rig has been created. It is especially for those going on to Club Coach, but is open for all those who wish to do it. At present, it is NOT mandatory for those attending the Club Coach course.

                                                                              Cont. on page 5

 

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First Trampoline World Cup for Sweden

 

With the Olympic Games in Athens only some four months away, the first ever World Cup event will take place in Upplands Väsby, just north of Stockholm 16-18 Apr 04.

 

This event promises to be the largest ever world cup entry ever in Trampoline and Tumbling, with 26 federations entering 162 gymnasts (118 in trampoline and 44 in tumbling) with a further 100+ officials.

 

Participating countries are: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France. Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, USA, Uzbekistan, Israel, Japan, Switzerland and Ukraine.

 

To find out more about this event, please visit the Swedish web site at: http://www.swetrampoline04.com

 

 

WORLD CUP FINAL ON AFRICAN SOIL

 

The FIG has officially announced that the date for the Trampoline World Cup Final in Algiers (ALG) will take place on 2nd December 2004, at the Hacėne Harcha Sports Complex, located in the downtown area.

 

For the first time in the history of the Federation, this World Cup Final, the seventh of its kind, will take place on a continent other than Europe.

 

The choice of Algiers is the result of the long and patient efforts of both the Algerian Federation and the African Union of Gymnastics to develop and implement the necessary structures for training new generations of gymnasts, and for shaping leaders who are now ready to organise major events on their soil. The participation of the Algerian trampolinists, Ali Bourai, in the Sydney Olympic Games also motivated and encouraged the Algerians to make their successful bid to stage these finals.

 

All trampolinists through the world will join with me in wishing the Algerian Federation every success in their efforts.

 

The national television system ENTC will cover the event and produce a signal for international and exclusive broadcasters of

. Trampoline World Cup Cycle:

 

1993 Frankfurt GER

1995 Copenhagen DEN

1997 Dessau GER

1999 Tavira POR

2000 Dessau GER

2002 Hanover GER

2004 Algiers ALG

 

 

HEADING FOR ATHENS

 

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is pleased to announce Gary Smith and Kirsten Lawton as selected members of the Team GB Athens 2004.

 

Simon Clegg, Chef de Mission for Team GB Athens 2004, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gary and Kirsten into Team GB for the Athens Olympic Games. We wish both all the best in their preparation and congratulate both on their selection in this most exciting of disciplines.”

 

John Beer, Technical Director for Trampolining, said, “Gary is a very talented competitor with huge potential to perform superior difficulty in his routine. His hard work has paid off and we are all very pleased with his selection.”

 

Mathew Greenwood, British Gymnastics Performance Director and Team Leader, said, “British Gymnastics is in the enviable position of having two of the top ten female Trampolinists in the world. Following Kirsten’s fine performance in the World Championships last year in Hanover, she put herself in A1 position when it came to the second trial at Lilleshall on 1 February. At that trial, she secured her place at the Olympic Games in Athens. She now has just six months of final preparation, and I am sure that given the best support that she will be highly competitive in Athens.”

 

Biography of both Gymnasts

 

Kirsten Lawton

 

DOB: 17/11/80

 

Place of Birth: Hemel Hempstead

 

Club: Edgbarrow

 

Coach: Sue Lawton

 

Residence: Bracknell

 

Training Venue: Bracknell & Edgbarrow Sports Centre

                          

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Started Gymnastics: 2 years of age

 

Family:  Mom, Dad and Sister

 

First International: Youth Match England v Germany 1991

 

Training: Six days per week

 

World Class competitor – well respected for her outstanding technique and style. Full time University Student  reading Psychology at Surrey University.

 

1997

 

Nationals – 1st Individual, 1st Synchro, 1st team

Europeans – 3rd Individual, 2nd Synchro

 

1998

 

Nationals – 1st Individual

Europeans – 4th Synchro, 2nd Team

 

1999

 

World Cup series – Prague CZE: 2nd Synchro (with Claire Wright)

World Cup Final – Tavira POR: 2nd Synchro (with Claire Wright) 4th Individual

World Championships – 5th Individual, 5th Team

 

2000

 

World Cup series – Gosford AUS: 1st Synchro (with Claire Wright)

Three victories in Synchro in World Cup events over the season.

 

2001

 

Nationals – 2nd Individual

World Games – Akita JPN: 2nd Synchro (with Claire Wright)

World Championships Odense DEN: 22nd Individual

 

2002

 

World Cup Final – Hanover GER: 1st Synchro (with Claire Wright)

British University – 1st Individual

 

2003

 

World Championships – Hanover GER: 6th Individual

World Cup series – Ostend BEL: 1st Synchro (with Claire Wright)

GBR v RUS International – Bracknell GBR: 1st Synchro and Team

2003 cont

 

British University  - 1st Individual

 

2004

 

FIG World Cup Ranking List – 1st Synchro (with Claire Wright)

Selected for Team GB 2004 Athens

 

Gary Smith

 

DOB: 22/9/80

 

Place of Birth: Chatham, Kent

 

Club: Jumpers TC Gillingham

 

Coaches: Martin Laws (also Liz Laws, John Beckford)

 

Home Town: Rainham, Kent

 

Started Gymnastics: 10 years of age

 

Family: Mother, Father and Sister

 

Employment: Trampoline Coach at Jumpers TC Gillingham

 

Favourites: Pop Group – R & B and Dance Music. Film – American Pie. Hobbies – any kind of sport, football in particular (Chelsea supporter) Place – Australia.

 

A very talented trampolinists; dedicated to sport, a good worker, who, at the same time, is a popular character, loved for his outgoing and friendly nature.

 

2001

 

World Championships Odense DEN: 34th Individual

 

2002

 

European Championships: St Petersburg RUS: 3rd Team

David Ward-Hunt International competition – 1st Individual

 

2003

 

Nationals – 2nd Individual and 1st Over 18s Individual

GBR v RUS International Match GBR: 1st Synchro (with Paull Smyth) and 3rd Individual

World Cup series – Ostend BEL: 17th Individual

World Championships – Hanover GER: 24th Individual

 

2004

 

Olympic Trials – Lilleshall and Harlow: 1st Individual both trials. Selected for Team GB 2004 Athens.

 

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OLYMPIC DRAW

TRAMPOLINE

 

The draw for the start order at the Olympic Games 2004, for the Gymnastic sports of Trampoline, Men’s and Ladies Artistic and Rythmic took place in Athens, GRE on the Friday 19th March 2004 and was attended by all members of the FIG TR TC Committee, as well as President Bruno Grandi FIG President and members of ATHOC.

 

The draw for Trampoline was made by the FIG TR TC President, Horst Kunze.

 

Men

01 CANADA  

02 GREAT BRITAIN

03 SWITZERLAND

04 UKRAINE

05 FRANCE

06 NETHERLAND

07 CHINA

08 PORTUGAL

09 GREECE

10 RUSSIA 2

11 BELARUS 2

12 ITALIA

13 DENMARK

14 GERMANY

15 RUSSIA 1

16 BELARUS 1

 

Women

01 UZBEKISTAN

02 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

03 RUSSIA 2

04 UKRAINE

05 BELARUS

06 NETHERLAND

07 CANADA 2

08 GEORGIA

09 JAPAN

10 RUSSIA 1

11 AUSTRALIA

12 SLOVAKIA

13 GREAT BRITAIN

14 CANADA 1

15 CHINA

16 GERMANY

Athens International Trampoline Tournament 2004

 

The Olympic Indoor Arena was the venue for the Athens International Sports Tournament, held on Saturday 19th March 2004, and attended by 31 of the 32 qualifiers for the Olympic Games, representing 19 countries.

 

Results

 

LADIES

 

Superior Jury: Horst KUNZE FIG TC TR President

 

Chair of Judges Panel: Patricia HENDERSON FIG

Assistant:                       Tatiana SHUYSKA FIG

 

Execution:                     

J1 Filipe CARVALHO FIG(POR)

J2 Dimosthenis CHRISOSPATHIS GRE

J3 Arlete GARCIA FRA

J4 John BEETON FIG(GBR)

J5 Rui VINAGRE POR

J6 Nikolai MAKAROV FIG(RUS)

J7 Ulf ANDERSSON FIG(SWE)

 

Finals

01 Shan Shan HUANG CHN 39.6/14.0 points

     8.8  8.4  8.6  8.5  8.5

02 Anna DOGONADZE GER 39.6/14.0 points

     8.6  8.5  8.7  8.4  8.5

03 Irina KARAVAEVA RUS 39.0 / 14.6 points

     8.7  8.3  8.0  8.1  8.0

04 Elena MOVCHAN UKR 38.6/13.5 points

     8.6  8.2  8.5  8.2  8.4

05 Rusudan KHOPERIA GEO 37.3/13.8 points

     8.0  7.8  7.9  7.7  7.8

06 Katarina PROKESOVA SVK 36.4/12.9 points

     7.9  7.8  8.3  7.8  7.8

07 Kirsten LAWTON GBR 35.8/8.6 points

     9.2  9.1  9.0  8.9  9.1

08 Natalia CHERNOVA RUS 34.4/12.8 points

     7.5  7.0  7.3  7.2  7.1

 

MEN

 

Superior Jury: Horst KUNZE FIG TC TR President

 

Chair of Judges Panel: John BEETON FIG

Assistant:                       Filipe CARVALHO FIG

 

Execution:

J1 Patricia HENDERSON FIG(USA)

J2 Rui VINAGRE POR

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Judge Panel cont.

 

J3 Tatiana SHUYSKA FIG(UKR)

J4 Dimosthenis CHRISOSPATHIS GRE

J5 Arlete GARCIA FRA

J6 Ulf ANDERSSON FIG(SWE)

J7 Nikolai MAKAROV FIG(RUS)

 

Finals

01 Alexander RUSAKOV RUS 40.6/16.2 points

     8.1  8.1  8.3  8.0  8.2

02 Alan VILLAFUERTE NED 40.5/15.5 points

     8.4  8.3  8.5  8.2  8.3

03 Peter JENSEN DEN 40.1/15.8 points

     8.1  8.1  8.1  8.1  8.1

04 Uladzimir KAKORKA BLR 39.9/15.6 points

     8.3  8.1  8.0  7.9  8.2

05 Gary SMITH GBR 39.8/15.8 points

     8.3  8.0  8.0  8.0  8.0

06 Michel BOILLET SUI 38.2/14.7 points

     8.1  8.0  7.9  7.6  7.6

07 Yong Feng MU CHN 9.1/4.9 points

     1.5  1.4  1.2  1.4  1.4

08 David MARTIN FRA 5.4/3.5 points

1.0     0.7  0.6  0.6  0.6

 

The results obtained by both Kirsten and Gary are certain to give them a much needed boost for the big event still to come; and especially Kirsten who was a very different gymnast at this event, from that in Aachen the week previous. Her build up to August is coming along nicely. Gary’s recent surge in form has put him up there with the “big boys” and is certain to improve over the coming months. Ed.

 

COACH EDUCATION cont.

 

HPC/IPC Conference January 2004 – this conference was well attended by 25 coaches, despite two zonal schools competitions being held on the same weekend. It is planned to become an annual event, run alongside the official BG Technical Conference. It is also hoped that the regions will run conference / seminars to serve Club Coach and Senior Club Coach levels. However, anyone may attend the National Conference.

 

Subjects for the 2005 Conference to Cathy Page.

 

 

EUROPEAN TEAM SELECTIONS

 

Following the recent trials for the European Championships in Trampolining, Double-Mini Trampolining (selection to be made later) and Tumbling (selection to be made 9 Apr 04), scheduled for Sofia, Bulgaria 5-13th June 2004, team selection for Trampolining is as follows:

Men

 

Team: Gary Smith (Gillingham Jumpers), Simon Milnes (Kirklees Rebound Club), Mark Alexander (Team Trampoline Promotions), Gary Short (Appolo)

 

Reserve: Brian Camp (OLGA)

 

Synchro: Simon Milnes / Mark Alexander and Gary Short / Gary Smith

 

Ladies:

 

Team: Claire Wright (Edgbarrow), Katherine Driscoll (Reading), Kirsten Lawton (Edgbarrow), Aurora Necco (High Flyers)

 

Reserve: Amanda Parker (Twisters)

 

Synchro: Claire Wright / Kirsten Lawton and Auro Necco / Katherine Driscoll

 

Youth Male

 

Team: Paul Noblett (City of Salford), Dominic Swaffer (Gillingham Jumpers), Nick Joyce (Edgbarrow), Tom Lewis (OLGA)

 

Reserve: Jem Camble (Ringwood & Bournemouth)

 

Synchro: Paul Noblett / Jem Camble and Nick Joyce / Dominic Swaffer

 

Youth Female

 

Team: Danielle Pietruszka (OLGA), Stacy Dann (High Flyers), Hannah Lewis (OLGA), Lauren Allen (High Flyers)

 

Reserve: Yasmin Gumbs (Unitramp)

 

Synchro: Danielle Pietruszka / Hannah Lewis and Lauren Allen / Stacy Dann

 

Senior Coaches: John Beer and Ed Toward

 

Youth Coaches: Bill Leach and Sharon Wood

 

Senior Judge: Bruce Craig

 

Youth Judge: Claire Thomson

 

The members of the NTTC and all at British Gymnastics would like to wish the team every success in these championships.

 

 

The next meeting of the NTTC will be held in London on 9 May.

 

 

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