A winning Olympic-calibre event in Quebec City! - Quebec City Welcomes IGF Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline World Championships from October 29 to November 10



    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - From October 29 to November 10, the
Pavillon de la Jeunesse d'ExpoCité will be the scene of the 25th International
Gymnastics Federation's Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline World
Championships. This truly spectacular competition will be the opportunity for
international athletes to carve a place for themselves on their national team
for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. The World Championships in
Quebec City will be THE event for athletes the world over.
    "After the success of the Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup held here in
Quebec City last spring, we are able to assure spectators that the biggest
stars in this sport will be here," said Jean-Paul Caron, President and CEO of
Gymnastics Canada. "The athletes are enthusiastic about having the opportunity
to compete in our beautiful city once again and to be cheered on by local
fans. This is an invitation to the public to come see breathtaking
performances featuring international athletes," added Mr. Caron. "For us, it's
a bit like experiencing the Olympics while staying at home !"

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    October 29 to November 3 - 25th IGF World Trampoline, Tumbling and Double
    Mini-Trampoline Championships
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    This international competition - second only to the Olympics - will crown
world champions in three disciplines: trampoline, tumbling and double
mini-trampoline. More than 320 athletes from 35 countries will participate at
the Pavillon de la Jeunesse d'ExpoCité. The stakes are high and the
performances promise to be a daring. In addition to being in contention for
one of the 14 world championship titles being awarded over the course of the
event, the athletes will attempt to secure a place on their respective
national teams headed for the Olympic Games. The event finals will be held on
Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.

    Trampoline

    Canadians Karen Cockburn (Toronto, ON) and Rosannagh MacLennan (Toronto,
ON) are currently well-placed to win the synchronized trampoline event as they
have won the last eight world cups. Karen Cockburn also has a chance at the
title in individual trampoline. The athletes will compete against rivals from
the four corners of the globe including Russian Irina Karavaeva, reigning
world champion, who has been dominating the circuit since her gold-medal win
at the Sydney Olympics. Quebecers Bryan Milonga of Saint-Bruno, David Girard
of Mont Saint-Hilaire and David Sabourin (who trains at the Gatineau club)
will participate in the competition. Another Canadian, Jason Burnett (Toronto,
ON) has three world-cup medals this season, leading us to expect the best for
this competition. He will also be participating in the synchronized trampoline
event with Bryan Milonga.

    Tumbling

    Denis Vachon (Burlington, ON) is the Canadian athlete to watch in
tumbling. His teammate Emily Smith (Burlington, ON) has a good chance of
making it to the finals in this highly spectacular discipline.

    Double mini-trampoline

    World champion in 2003, Sarah Charles (Toronto, ON), is one of the
Canadian women to watch, along with Julie Warnock (Airdrie, AB) who has
emerged victorious at many international competitions. Denis Vachon and David
Girard are the names to remember among Canadian men in this discipline.

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    November 5 to 10 - 18th IGF World Age Group Competition for Trampoline,
    Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline
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    This competition will see 850 young people aged 11 to 17, from 33
countries, face their rivals and future stars. This unique experience requires
athletes to demonstrate both elegance and courage.

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    Opening show:  Wednesday, October 31 at 8 p.m., Pavillon de la Jeunesse
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    A show of high-flying acrobatics, a colourful atmosphere and amazing
feats will kick off the event. The organizing committee has called upon the
talents of choreographer Debra Brown who has worked with the world's greatest
acrobats, dancers and musicians including Madonna, Shakira & Wyclef, and
Céline Dion to name a few, and has also collaborated on numerous Cirque du
Soleil productions (O, Saltimbanco, Alegria, Quidam and others).
    The show choreographed by Debra Brown will feature a trampoline-wall
performance by the Cirque du Soleil inspired by the La Nouba show in Orlando.
Spectators will have the opportunity to see a high-calibre performance that is
both artistic and acrobatic - with the theme of a bird in flight.

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    The impact of this international event
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    The two weeks of competition, featuring both the IGF Trampoline, Tumbling
and Double Mini-Trampoline World Championships and the World Age Group
Competition will be broadcast in 120 countries.
    Over a 10-day period, the competitions will rely on the support of more
than 500 volunteers who will provide essential assistance throughout the
event. The organizers are expecting more than 6000 spectators for the World
Championships and 4000 fans for the World Age Group Competition.
    Tickets for the training sessions, competitions and opening show are on
sale on the Internet at: www.trampolinequebec2007.ca and from the Pavillon de
la Jeunesse beginning Monday, October 29.

    
                 The 25th IGF Trampoline, Tumbling and Double
                     Mini-Trampoline World Championships
                   and the 18th World Age Group Competition
                         are presented by Desjardins
    

    For more information about this event, visit the following Web site:
www.trampolinequebec2007.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Marie-Claire D'Aoust, Media Relations, (418)
353-3465, Cell: (418) 802-6275, presse@quebecttworlds2007.com,
www.trampolinequebec2007.ca

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