This discipline is extremely spectacular and requires dynamic reactions, spatial awareness, co-ordination, power, strength and courage. The action takes no more than a few seconds but requires years of hard work.
The gymnast gains speed and power by running along a 25-metre track and performing a series of somersaults and twists. Top class tumblers perform no less than two double somersaults in one run, the best of them three, with twisting elements in addition.
The gymnasts train between 4 – 9 hours per week and compete regionally, nationally and internationally