A Quick Guide to a Few Need-to-Know Terms
|June 6, 2012||Filled under London 2012 Olympics|
Yahoo Sports have a great little post about the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics that we’d like to share with you. It’s called; Summer Olympics Trampoline: A Quick Guide to a Few Need-to-Know Terms.
Here are a few of the terms that they point out, that we’ll need to know once July rolls around!! (by the way, only 50 days to go!)
The exciting acrobatic sport of trampoline is going to have its fourth appearance at the Olympic Games in London this summer. For those whose appreciation of the event is more than superficial, a quick guide to some commonly used terms can come in quite handy.
Here’s a quick breakdown of a few need-to-know terms from the wonderful world of Olympic trampoline:
Cat Leap – A vertical leap where the trampolinist leads the jump’s momentum upward with one leg.
Barani - This is a very common aerial maneuver. It is a front somersault with a half twist.
Fiffus - Another common, but more advanced version of the same maneuver, consisting of a double somersault with at least a half twist.
Triffus - Following the same progression, a triffus is a triple somersault with at least a half twist.
Quadriffis - Again, similar to the previously described moves. This is any type of quadruple somersault with a twist.
Rudolph - Also referred to as a “Rudy,” this move is a front somersault with one and a half twists.
For the full post, please click here.
Remember, stay safe and have fun!