Trampoline is a breathtaking sport that can see athletes bounce over 8 metres in the air while performing a series of complex twists and somersaults. As it is a highly technical sport, trampolinists are required to have an exceptional sense of balance and absolute precision.
Compared to the other gymnastic sports, trampoline is a relative newcomer, making its first Olympics appearance at Sydney 2000 where the men’s and women’s competitions were introduced. Since then, the number of events has remained unchanged.
At Paris 2024, 32 athletes will compete across two events. Find out how to qualify for trampoline at Paris 2024.
How many athletes will compete in trampoline at Paris 2024?
A total of 32 athletes, 16 per gender, will compete in the trampoline events at Paris 2024. One quota across both genders will be allocated to the host country and another to the Universality place.
A maximum of three NOCs may receive two quota places per gender. The remaining NOCs will receive a maximum of one quota place per gender.
All athletes participating must be born on or before 31 December 2007.
What is the trampoline qualification pathway for Paris 2024?
The quota places will be allocated via three criteria;
Criteria 1: 2023 World Championships (November 2023)
- Women: Minimum 4 athletes, maximum 8 athletes
- Men: Minimum 4 athletes, maximum 8 athletes
The eight highest ranked male and eight highest ranked female athletes based on the results of the Finals will each qualify one quota place for their NOC, with a maximum of one athlete per NOC.
If two athletes from the same NOC participate in the Finals, the highest ranked athlete according to the Qualifying Round will be taken into consideration for Criteria 1.
Criteria 2: 2023 and 2024 Trampoline Individual World Cup Series (February 2023 - April 2024)
- Women: Minimum 2 athletes, maximum 12 athletes
- Men: Minimum 2 athletes, maximum 12 athletes
Five World Cup competitions will be held throughout this period. The three best results out of the five events will be taken into consideration, regardless of the number of competitions the athletes participated in.
The highest ranked male and female athletes based on the Olympic qualification ranking list will earn a quota place for their NOC with a maximum of one per NOC, provided their NOC has not qualified in Criteria 1.
The highest ranked three athletes of the Olympic qualification ranking list may qualify a second quota place for their NOC provided their NOC qualified in Criteria 1.
An athlete who obtained a quota place for their NOC via criteria 1 may participate but not obtain an additional quota place for their NOC.
Criteria 3: Continental Championships (or other Continental qualifying Event approved by the FIG)
- Total: Maximum 4 athletes
The highest male or highest female athlete, based on results of the Finals from each Continental Championships will qualify one quota place for their NOC, provided the continent has not already qualified under criteria 1 or 2. A Continental Championships will only be designated as a qualifying event if the continent has not qualified a quota place through Criteria 1 or 2.
See more details on how to determine whether the highest male athlete or the highest female athlete of the Continental Championships would obtain a quota.
What is the Paris 2024 trampoline competition schedule?
There will be two medal events at Paris 2024: men’s individual and women’s individual.
Both events will take place on 2 August at Bercy Arena, which is one of the most recognisable architectural structures in Paris with a truncated pyramid shape covered with turf.
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Trampoline athletes to watch at Paris 2024
Since Trampoline was first included on the programme of the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, Chinese athletes have claimed 14 of the 36 medals available. Their trampolinists will once again be expected to shine at Paris 2024.
Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Zhu Xueying of People's Republic of China will attempt to defend her title, but it won’t be an easy journey as Olympic history tells us only one athlete, Canada’s Rosie MacLennan, has ever won back-to-back golds. She will face fierce competition, including from rising Chinese star Cao Yunzhu, who claimed silver at the 2021 World Championships at the age of 17.
The winner at the Worlds was two-time Olympic medallist Bryony Page from Great Britain. The 31-year-old has also won a stage in this year’s World Cup, as have Doihata Chisato of Japan and Cheyenne Sarah Webster of the USA, and she also won the Trampoline European Championships in 2022.
After the retirement of Chinese four-time Olympic medallist Dong Dong, Nishioka Ryusei of Japan and Diogo Abreu of Portugal have performed well in the 2022 World Cup series in the men’s competition - particularly the 18-year-old Japanese star who won silver at the 2021 World Championship.
The current world champion Yan Langyu of People’s Republic of China and the Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Dylan Schmidt of New Zealand are also ones to keep a close eye on.
Trampoline qualification timeline to Paris 2024
- 2023 (June - October): 3 World Cup competitions
- 2023 (November): World Championships
- 2024 (March - April): 2 World Cup competitions
- 2024 (April - May): Continental Championships (or the other Continental qualifying Event approved by the FIG)
- Date TBD: Immediately after the respective Olympic Games Paris 2024 Qualifying Event, FIG shall inform the NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places for the Olympic Games Paris 2024
- + two weeks: Two weeks after information by the FIG, the NOCs must confirm the use of allocated quota places to FIG
- January 2024: Deadline for NOCs to submit their requests for Universality places
- In relation to end of qualification period for each sport: The Tripartite Commission to confirm in writing the allocation of Universality places to the NOCs
- Date TBD: FIG to reallocate all unused quota places
- 8 July 2024: Paris 2024 Sport Entries deadline
- 26 July - 11 August 2024: Olympic Games Paris 2024
Find out more about the qualification system for other sports that will feature at Paris 2024.