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April 27, 2010

Gymnastics champ created trampoline

A trip to the circus in the 1930s inspired George Nissen to create the modern trampoline, an invention that eventually would lead to countless children and others doing back flips and tricks for fun and sport on the springy apparatus.

More than half a century later, Mr. Nissen would be successful in getting the new sport into the Olympics after traveling around the world introducing the trampoline to Africa and Egypt, Russia and other countries. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/apr/26/ex-gymnastics-champ-created-modern-trampoline/

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