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ⓘ Gymnastics is a sport which involves doing exercises which need strength, flexibility, balance and control. This may include running, jumping, tumbling, somersa ..




Gymnastics
                                     

ⓘ Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a sport which involves doing exercises which need strength, flexibility, balance and control. This may include running, jumping, tumbling, somersaulting, flipping and balancing.

In womens gymnastics, there are four activities: floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. In mens gymnastics, there are six activities: floor exercise, parallel bars, high bar, pommel horse, vault, and rings.

Gymnastics is a Summer Olympic sport. Gymnastics is not just for girls, it can also be for boys as well.

                                     

1. Forms of gymnastics

There are several forms of gymnastics, including rhythmic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, acrobatics, trampolining, and wheel gymnastics and no handed gymnastics. In artistic gymnastics, gymnasts perform short routines using different pieces of equipment. Acrobatics involves showing balance and performing flips on the floor or in the air. In trampolining, gymnasts do routines using only the trampoline. Wheel gymnasts exercise in a large wheel called a German wheel.

In rhythmic gymnastics, gymnasts perform with ribbons, rope, ball, hoop and clubs. Usually, only females do rhythmic gymnastics because they are more flexible than males.

                                     

2. Other websites

Media related to gymnastics at Wikimedia Commons

  • FM Gymnastics Archived 2007-03-29 at the Wayback Machine- a list of Techniques and free animated comic tutorials for Floor Gymnastics.

Websites of the federations

Federation Internationale de Gymnastique

  • Federazione Ginnastica dItalia
  • Gymnastics Canada Archived 2007-07-01 at the Wayback Machine
  • Federation Française de Gymnastique
  • Brazilian Gymnastics Federation
  • Gymnastics Australia Archived 2013-07-10 at the Wayback Machine
  • British Gymnastics
  • USA Gymnastics Archived 2012-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
  • Japan Gymnastic Association
  • Russian Gymnastics Federation
  • Gimnasia Argentina
  • Mexican Gymnastics Federation
  • Chinese Gymnastics Association Archived 2001-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
  • Romanian Gymnastics Federation Archived 2007-05-20 at the Wayback Machine