‘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.

Ivan Litvinovich, of Belarus, competes in the men’s trampoline gymnastics final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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.

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