Glorious Gymnastics! By: Lila dawes


Did you know the Ancient Greeks practiced gymnastics as a way to prepare for war? Another fact is that the word ‘gymnastics’ is from a Greek word ‘gymnos' which means ‘naked'. Well in this writing you can learn how to always be prepared, and not forget anything! You will also learn all about special gymnastics equipment and how not to get hurt. Along with that you will know how to be fashionable in gymnastics! Let’s go get prepared to learn all about gymnastics.

Being Prepared

It is very important to be prepared before competition. The first thing that is good to be prepared is your routines, because it you don’t have it memorized you could get a bad score and that’s not good! Gymnastics helps your body like core strength, arm strength, and much more. Also you have to be stretched out correctly and not go beyond your ability or you could get very hurt. As well you have to be very focused so your audience doesn't unfocused you. As you can see it is very helpful to be prepared before competition.



The equipment in gymnastics is very important especially the main equipment like the uneven bars, vault, beam, and bars. There are also little accessories including springboards, mats, cubes and so on. In gymnastics you have to pick your equipment depending on you! There are also things us help us, when we get hurt like chalk and hand grips, braces, exedra. Also did you know In the Olympics there are eight different competitive events including the Floor Exercise, Vault, Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar, Uneven Bars, and the Balance Beam. Clearly gymnastics equipment is very important.



The clothing in gymnastics is very particular. First of all there's the design you have to choose there is Zipper, no zipper, long sleeve, short sleeve, full outfit exedra. Second there's the style of leotard like casual, fancy, competing leotard regular and much more. Third there's the right size for example big, small, medium, plus sizes, inches and centimeters. As you can see the clothing in gymnastics is very particular. Also in gymnastics when you choose your leotard and get the style, it should be based on your taste!



Did you know that gymnastics was officially established as a sport in only 1892. Also the first woman to win the World Gymnastics Competition was Marcia Frederick! As well in gymnastics it’s always good to be prepared in all ways, on top of that there's even equipment, clothing and much more! In the Olympics only women can compete in the Balance Beam and Uneven Bars. I love gymnastics, now hope you do too!

Marcia Frederick
Gymnastics Diagram


Focused: to pay particular attention to.

Accessories: a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful.

Leotard: a close-fitting one-piece garment, made of a stretchy fabric, that covers a person's body from the shoulders to the top of the thighs and typically the arms, worn by dancers or people exercising indoors.

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