Gym nas ti cs. Gymnastics is challenging but also a good way to have fun, and it is by far my favourite interest. What is Gymnastics.
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Gymnastics is challenging but also a good way to have fun, and it is by far my favourite interest
What is Gymnastics
Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control. Internationally, all of the competitive gymnastic sports are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). Each country has its own national governing body (BIW) affiliated to FIG. Competitive artistic gymnastics is the best known of the gymnastic sports. It typically involves the women's events of uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault. Men's events are floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and the high bar. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills.
Other gymnastic disciplines include: rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining, Team Gym, tumbling, aerobic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. Participants can include children as young as 20 months old doing kindergym and children's gymnastics, recreational gymnasts of ages 5 and up, competitive gymnasts at varying levels of skill, and world class athletes.
When I started Gymnastics
I did recreation gymnastics when I was about 5 years old for a year then stopped because I found it boring. I started again at the beginning of last year and was invited to begin gym sports iron level after term 1. I have just moved into bronze this year. This week I am starting going to gymnastics twice a week now that touch has finished. I also do a class called acro through my dance school once a week which is where you learn gymnastics tricks to put into dances.
Why I like Gymnastics
I actually started gymnastics again last year because Anise asked me if I wanted to. I was keen to start again because I was doing cartwheels, splits and the bridge all the time. I have taught myself a backwards walkover and I can now do a forwards walkover from learning at acro and lots of practise at home. I absolutely love spending all my spare time on my hands, I couldn’t go a day without doing a cartwheel or a walkover. Even if I broke my arm I’d still to them as I can do a one handed cartwheel and a back bend with one arm!
Gymnastics moves I can do
Here is a video of me doing a cartwheel, round off, handstand, backwards walkover, forwards walkover, elbow bridge, forward roll, backward roll and a cartwheel on my new beam.
My first Gymnastics competition
In December last year I had my first ever gymnastics competition, and it won't be my last! I came second overall for the iron level so I did really well.