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Gymnastics. Lauren Smith February 25, 2013. Tumbling…. or. Tumbling?. Objectives. What gymnastics is Where it originated How famous it became. http:// www.youtube.com / watch?v =NM27zWHO7U4. What gymnastics is.

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gymnastics

Gymnastics

Lauren Smith

February 25, 2013

slide2

Tumbling…

or

Tumbling?

objectives
Objectives
  • What gymnastics is
  • Where it originated
  • How famous it became
what gymnastics is
What gymnastics is
  • According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, gymnastics is a competitive sport where individuals perform acrobatic feats mostly on special apparatus in order to demonstrate strength, balance, and body control.
  • Women’s events are vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.
  • Other types include tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics.

http://gymnastics.about.com/od/gymnastics101/a/What-Is-Gymnastics.htm

where did it originate
Where did it originate?
  • The Ancient Greeks practiced gymnastics as a way to prepare for war.
  • Friedrich Jahn became known as the "father of gymnastics".  He designed and introduced the horizontal bar, parallel bars, balance beam, side horse, with pommels, ladder, and vaulting horse.
  • Included in the Olympics since the first modern Games in 1896.

http://www.elkhartymca.org/elkhart-county-blog/where-did-gymnastics-come-from

popularity
Popularity
  • Today, gymnastics is often termed the ultimate combination of sport and art, but the idea is nothing new. Plato, Homer and Aristotle strongly advocated the strengthening qualities of gymnastic activity.
  • One of the oldest sports that have been part of the Olympics.
  • Today gymnastics is one of the most popular Olympic sports.
  • Thousands sign up for gymnastics everyday.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-gymnastics.html

http://gymnastics.isport.com/gymnastics-guides/history-of-gymnastics

famous gymnasts
Famous Gymnasts
  • Shannon Miller, Shawn Johnson, NastiaLiukin and many others, have carried gymnastics popularity throughout the world.
recap
Recap
  • Gymnastics is a sport where physical exercise is designed to develop and display strength, balance, and agility.
  • It originated in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • It is still in the Olympics today and becoming more popular.
sources
Sources
  • http://gymnastics.about.com/od/gymnastics101/a/What-Is-Gymnastics.htm
  • http://www.elkhartymca.org/elkhart-county-blog/where-did-gymnastics-come-from
  • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-gymnastics.html
  • http://gymnastics.isport.com/gymnastics-guides/history-of-gymnastics
want to know more
Want to know more?
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