Ocean Center Ready for World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships

30 Oct, 2014

November Event Expected to Feature World’s Best Gymnasts, Including 17 from the US

USA Gymnastics and the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, FL, are gearing up for the finals of the International Gymnastics Federation’s 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Nov. 7-9.

Individual session tickets for the finals are now on sale via Ticketmaster.  The World Championships features the world’s best athletes in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline, including 17 gymnasts representing the United States.

The World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held annually except in the Olympic year, determines the men's and women's World champions in four events: trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline.

For the World Championships, individual tickets for each of the finals sessions are $30 plus fees for general admission and $45 plus fees for reserved seating.  The finals sessions are Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.  An all-session ticket, which has general admission seating for qualifications and reserved seating for finals, is just $80 (plus any applicable fees).  Tickets for the qualification sessions on Nov. 7-9 at 9 a.m. are $25 per person per session, plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000.  Individual session tickets also will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Championships competition schedule is:  Nov. 7 - Session 1 (qualifications), 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Nov. 8 - Session 2 (qualifications), 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Session 3 (finals), 7 p.m.; and Nov. 9 – Session 4 (qualifications), 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Session 5 (finals), 5 p.m.

For more information on tickets, schedules, etc., go to ttworlds.com, and for live scoring, athlete bios and additional information, go to the FIG website, www.fig-gymnastics.com.

Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated rod-floor runways that enable athletes to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Synchronized trampoline demands the same athletic skill as individual trampoline, while adding the element of precision timing. Using two trampolines, two athletes perform identical 10-skill routines at the same time. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.

The local partners include the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Ocean Center, Volusia County and the Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, and National Travel Systems is a partner for the World Championships and World Age Group Competition.

Background information

  • Central Florida Sports Commission. The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community's economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.centralfloridasports.org.
  • International Gymnastics Federation. The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • USA Gymnastics.  Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and group gymnastics (Gymnastics for All). For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.

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