Gymnastics by Lloyd ReadheadOlympic Library helps intermediate readers explore all kinds of information about the Olympic Games -- the contests in Ancient Greece, their revival in the last century, and the events as they are held today. Each book is written by an expert and is packed with explanations, illustrations, action photos, and interesting facts about exciting Olympic sports and their greatest athletes.
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History: Friedrich Ludwig Jahn is considered the father of modern gymnastics 2. History: Gymnastics was at the 1st Olympics 3. Style: Only women practice rhythmic gymnastics competitively 6. Olympics: Trampolining bounced into the Olympics in 7. Rules: Gymnastics age restrictions are controversial Friedrich Ludwig Jahn of Germany is generally considered the father of gymnastics as he invented several pieces of apparatus, including the parallel bars and the balance beam, which are both in use today. In , Jahn created a school to spread the word about gymnastics.
Gymnastics is also a wonderful sport, not requiring good weather and feels the same comfortable temperature even if eggs are cooking on the side walks. Camps for 3 years to 18 and Classes for ages 1 to 99 start next week! Gymnastics also helped men prepare for war. The sport improved their fighting skills and overall endurance. Gymnastics is considered a sport for the young, and most female gymnasts in the U.
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Shang Chunsong of China performs on the floor during the women's qualifying round of the 45th Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning. You might have seen the sport or art of gymnastics a countless number of times on television or even through videos on the Internet. But did you know some of the thins a gymnast would need like qualifications, the costumes worn or even some of the earliest origins of the sport? Take a look at why gymnastics is considered to be a sport that demands perfection and the reasons why the sport is considered to be one of the toughest sports in the worlds of sporting events. In the early years, the ancient Greeks practiced a form of gymnastics that included stretching, swimming and running. History points out that gymnastics actually began in the s.
Gymnastics , because of the breathtaking routines and glamorous but intense choreography, is one of the most publicized and revered events in the summer Olympics. Gymnasts no longer score perfect 10's but instead land in the mid-teens. Gymnasts are awarded points before they even begin competing based on the difficulty of their routine. Gymnastics has a long and rich tradition. The sport was practiced more than 2, years ago by the ancient Greeks. The German gymnastics team controlled the event and won almost every medal.