Gymnastics

By: Lauren Rausch

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Gabby Douglas fly's high on beam during the 2012 Olympics.

Gymnastics facts!

Gymnastics started thousands of year ago with the ancient Greeks. which they used to do naked! It was officially declared a sport in 1862. In gymnastics you need to be able to to the basics, a handstand, cartwheel, and a basic pull over on bars. Most people think gymnastics is only a girl sport, but boys do it too. Females preform on bars, beam, floor and vault. Men compete in rings, bars, pommel horse as well as vault. Gymnastics requires strength and balance for every event. The best gymnasts around the world preform at the Olympics every four years. The first ever gymnast to win an all-around Olympic gold metal was Mary Retton in 1984. According to Dvora Meyers on slate.com Simone Biles is considered the best female gymnast in the world for 2016. Which she will be attending the Olympics in Rio this summer.
Simone Biles - Floor - 2014 World Championships - Women’s Team Final
Simone Biles competing her floor routine at the 2014 World Championships.

Works cited.

Fact ideas.

"Gymnastics Facts." Gymnastics Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016


Gabby Douglas beam photo.

"Gymnastics Gabby Douglas Beam." Sport Runner. N.p., 22 Feb. 2016. Web. 05 May 2016.


Meyers, Dvora. "Simone Biles Is the Best Gymnast in the World, and It’s Not Even Close." Slate Magazine. N.p., 16 Oct. 2014. Web. 05 May 2016.


Simone Biles video.

Usagymnasticsorg. "Simone Biles - Floor - 2014 World Championships - Women's Team Final." YouTube. YouTube, 08 Oct. 2014. Web. 05 May 2016