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Sprung Track Tumbling, also known as power tumbling, is a competitive gymnastics event that combines elements of trampoline, double mini-trampoline, and floor exercise. Power tumblers perform acrobatic skills on a mattress-like surface that is connected to a springboard. The sport originated in the United States in the early 1970s and has been gaining popularity ever since.
There are two main competitive levels in power tumbling: Elite and Open. Elite-level athletes must be at least 16 years old and have competed in national or international competitions. Open-level athletes can be of any age and do not need to have competitive experience.
Power tumbling is a relatively new sport, but it has already produced some world-class athletes. In 2006, American power tumbler Samantha Cerio won the gold medal at the World Championships. And in 2008, American power tumbler Jana Bieger won the all-around bronze medal at the Beijing Olympic Games.
If you're interested in competitive gymnastics, power tumbling is a great event to get involved in. It's fast-paced and exciting to watch, and it provides a great challenge for athletes of all levels. So whether you're a seasoned gymnast or just getting started in the sport, be sure to give power tumbling a try!