‘Driving your own rollercoaster’: Olympic trampolinists fly
TOKYO (AP) — Trampolinists are among the small contingent of Olympians whose sport is to fly. They shoot sometimes 26 feet up — as high as a two-story building.
In Tokyo’s arena, halfway between the floor and the rafters, they flip, twist, turn, and land back on a trampoline smaller than a parking space.
Then they immediately soar skyward again. Their score is based, in part, on how much time they spend flying.