10 Interesting Facts About Gymnastics

1)The Ancient Greeks prepared their young men for war by doing gymnastics!

 

2) Women weren’t permitted to compete in gymnastic events until the 1920s.

 

3) Acrobatic gymnastics, which were once referred to as Sport Acrobatics, are a group gymnastic sport for men and women.woman-gymnast-blog

 

4) In the Olympics only women can compete in the Balance Beam and Uneven Bars.

 

5) Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson was the winning contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

 

6) Gabby Douglas is the first African American to win the individual all-around event.

 

7) Most major gymnasts start their careers as early as two years old!

 

8) Total Sportek ranked gymnastics the fourth hardest sport,only falling behind Boxing, MMA, and rugby.

 

9) Trampolining bounced into the Olympics in 2000

 

10) In 2012 the average age of the USA women’s gymnastics team was 17 while the average age of the men’s was 21.5

 

Did you already know some of these facts? Are there other interesting facts you’d like to share with us? Comment below!

 

 

16 Responses to 10 Interesting Facts About Gymnastics

  1. bethany says:

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  2. Lolster says:

    Women compete in 4 events and men compete in 6.

  3. Isabelle says:

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  4. Isabelle says:

    That some awesome facts about gymnastics

  5. nicole says:

    we love gymnastics so so so so so so much it is awesome.:)

  6. kyky says:

    I love Gymnastics.

  7. Charlotte says:

    I believe gymnastics will reach the first rank once again.

  8. anonomys says:

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  9. anonomys says:

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  12. Emma says:

    I loved the facts. I hope you come up with more:)

  13. Terriunna says:

    I love gymnastics im going to do gymnastics

  14. alicia says:

    need more facts

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