WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS. By: Stacy Stephens. History Lesson. Gymnastics has been around for many centuries. The first club gymnastics was started in 1887 by the Massachusetts YMCA. In the early 1900’s high schools started to incorporate gymnastics into their curriculum for gym time.
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By: Stacy Stephens
In the 1976 Olympic Games Nadia was the first gymnast in Olympic history to score a perfect 10. Nadia took gymnastics to a new level, performing skills never attempted in the sport.
Mary Lou Retton
America’s Most Decorated Gymnast
1996 Olympics: Atlanta, Georgia
They came to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia with high expectations. However, no one knew that those expectations would lead the 7 women of the Olympic Team to capturing the All-Around gold. These 7 women will go down in Olympic History as The Magnificent Seven.
1996 Olympic Team
Carly Patterson won Individual All-Around gold at the Olympics in Athens, Greece this summer. Carly is the 2nd female gymnast to do so.
The 2004 Olympic Team took home the Silver Medal.