Trampolines are not just for getting energy out in the backyard; they are a huge part of sports and Olympic history. Trampoline enthusiasts everywhere have George Nissen, a diver and gymnast, and Larry Griswold, also a gymnast, for building the first trampoline. It quickly gained momentum and by 1964 it made its mark in the world of sports with the first Trampoline World Championship held in London. A mere three years later, trampoline was recognized in the United States as a sport, as well.
Learn more about the history of trampolines as well as their place in the Olympics, scoring methods, and routine techniques by checking out the following infographic by JumpSport.