Black Gymnasts in History: Alexandra Nicholson, 2-Time World Trampoline Champion

 

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Last fall when conducting a follow up visit for USA Gymnastics, Joy Umenhofer, an International Trampoline Competitor, Coach and USA Gymnastics Expert, told me about Alexandra Nicholson- with whom she had competed and trained with in trampoline.

Alexandra was perhaps the most accomplished US trampolinist of her day, and indeed has often been called the greatest trampolinist in history.

Lo and behold, Ebony Magazine did an in-depth story about Alexandra in June 1972 after she won the USA Trampoline Championships. You can read the entire article online here: https://books.google.com/books?id=N9oDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA1&pg=PA57&

Gotta love Ebony Magazine – and thank you, Joy, for sharing with us about this gymnastics icon!

Take a look back at one of Alexandra’s amazing sequences in this video: https://youtu.be/frypJlNC6m4

Wendy

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