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The History of Gymnastics

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Victoria Burgett

on 23 January 2013

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I'm going to flip you through the history of Gymnastics Gymnastics Facts about the history of Gymnastics, 1800's. Gymnastics, as an activity sport, has been around for over 2000 years, but as an competitive sport more than 100 years old. The history of Gymnastics, 1900s By the 9th world championship in the 1930s at Luxembourg, the gymnastics Competition included track and field events. Facts about Gymnastics Olympics Gymnasts have to be at least 14 to compete in the olympics Gymnastics today! *Gymnastics is also know as one of the most oldest kind of physical exercise! While slow growing in the Turvereins and sokols. In the 1800's, Gymnastics was introduced to the U.S. The first large scale competition was in 1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece. The first men's competition included horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, and vault. The first international event following the 1896 Olympics was held in 1903 in Antwerp, Belgium. These Gymnasts came from Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
Considered the first world championship. While slow growing in the club area, it was fast growing in the Turvereins and Sokols. In the 1800's, Gymnastics was introduced to the U.S. The last year the winter and summer olympics were held in the same year was 1992. The next winter games were held in 1994, and the summer games were held in 1996. This included Pole vault, broad jump, shout put, rope climb, and 100-meter dash. These events completely diapered from Gymnastics by 1954 world Championship. Such as, Pole vault, broad jump, shot put, rope climb, and 100-meter dash. The U.S woman first competed in 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Germany Female athletes are successful around the years of 14-16 while male gymnasts are usually successful around there late teens early 20's. Leotards: Leotards are comfortable, form-fiting, and they give gymnast and dancers the freedom of movement.
*The leotard is named after the French acrobat Jules Leotard (1842-1870). He preformed the first flying trapeze act Nov. 12, 1859, while wearing a body-hugging costume. Why do Gymnast use chalk? Gymnast use chalk for a simple reason: to improve grip.
* The chalk absorbs sweat, keeping hands dry.
*If hands were wet there could also be no friction, which could create unwelcome and painful rips and blisters. 1996 2012 The first women competition included Bars, Beam, Vault, and floor Thanks for watching!!
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