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The World of Gymnastics

November 24, 2009
By Anonymous

"If gymnastics were easy they'd call it football." That's one of my favorite quotes. People say " oh gymnastics...i can do gymnastics." If you think you can do a back handspring double back back hand spring ain't seen nothin. Gymnastics is one of the hardest sports out there. You have four events. The vault, uneven bars, floor, and my favorite, the beam. I would say the hardest is the beam, but hey...what do I know? It's 4in. in width and 125in. in length. The beam is the most dare-devil part about gymnastics, considering doing flips and jumps on the beam isn't hard enough.
The next in line is the vault. If you like running down a long mat as fast as you can...vault is for you. It's pretty intense to. If you keep your hands on to long, they mark you off. If you use one hand or none, they mark you off big time. The vault is one thing i've always been afraid of. I don't want to mess up, fall, or break a leg...literally.
Another favorite is the floor. It's dance and gymnastics combined. This event has music to it. It's one of the best parts. The floor is 40ft X 40ft. you can use the whole floor for your routine. Your routine is about 50-70 minutes long. The best routines captivate the audience and show hard work.
And last but defiantly not least is the uneven bars. It's two bars that are simply uneven, one taller, one shorter. They are both 8ft. in width. The shorter one is 5ft. and the taller one is 8 ft. You simply swing back and forth from the two bars doing pirouettes and release tricks. You are not allowed to stop during your routine...unless you fall, which is very likely.
Overall, gymnastics is my favorite sport. It's competitive and a good, hard workout that builds your body and muscles quick. Gymnastics is a very unique sport. To me, it's tougher than football and the best sport out there.

The author's comments:
One night i was thinking about gymnastics and decided to write a paper about it and save it for a paper i would need in school.

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 8:39 pm
athletegkb44 SILVER, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Someday your life might flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching.
-Unknown to Me :)

You are right. Gymnastics is one of the hardest sports out there. I like that quote, too!

alogolf23 said...
on Jan. 28 2011 at 9:49 am
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i play golf

on Aug. 27 2010 at 11:08 pm
1fitzy17 BRONZE, Not Telling :p, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."- Vince Lombardi

on Mar. 4 2010 at 12:03 am
AlixY339 SILVER, Wolfforth, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Psalms 23:4 "Even I walk in the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil for You are with me."

You are so talented to do that. now my time is tied down with varsity girls golf and beginners fencing. sports are hard to keep track of, but are fun to do!

on Dec. 9 2009 at 10:30 am
CarsonGooch BRONZE, Gilbert, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." -Professor Dumbledore

You tell them!

SLEE said...
on Dec. 2 2009 at 10:12 am
I do like gymnastics but with being in volleyball diving basketball and

soccer there is NO!!! time,

on Dec. 2 2009 at 6:13 am
swim4ever SILVER, Carol Stream, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"you can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face"
"no one ever drown in their own sweat"

I really like it gymnastics is a really hard sport y friend does it so i know howhard it is for her Great Job