Interesting facts about gymnastics in the olympics

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interesting facts about gymnastics in the olympics

Gymnastics by Lloyd Readhead

Olympic 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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4) In the Olympics only women can compete in the Balance Beam and Uneven Are there other interesting facts you'd like to share with us?.
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Gymnastics Facts

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 , the performance of systematic exercises—often with the use of rings , bars, and other apparatus—either as a competitive sport or to improve strength, agility, coordination, and physical conditioning. Many of these exercises came to be included in the Olympic Games , until the abandonment of the Games in ad Some of the competitions grouped under this ancient definition of gymnastics later became separate sports such as athletics track and field , wrestling , and boxing. Of the modern events currently considered to be gymnastics, only tumbling and a primitive form of vaulting were known in the ancient world. For instance, Egyptian hieroglyphs show variations of backbends and other stunts being performed with a partner, while a well-known fresco from Crete at the palace at Knossos shows a leaper performing what is either a cartwheel or handspring over a charging bull. Tumbling was an art form in ancient China as well.

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  1. Gymnastics are a large part of the Olympic competitions held every four Interesting Gymnastics Facts: Gymnastics were introduced at the Olympics.

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