Why the U.S. Gymnastics Dominated the Olympics

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During the summer of 2016, the Summer Olympics were held in Rio. One particular sport that stood out and flooded social media was of course: Gymnastics. There is no doubt that the key to the women’s US Gymnastics team’s success was not only great sportsmanship, but the deep connection and the friendship the girls developed is what really led them … Read More

10 Quotes to Inspire Any Young Gymnast

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Photo Credit: Danilo Borges/brasil2016.gov.br Hello, gymnastics community! Summer is coming to an end which means gymnastics meet season is coming to a start soon. As we all know, gymnastics is an extremely hard sport that includes some serious dedication. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be an actual gymnast, and I have seen with my very own … Read More

Gymnastics and Cheerleading: What is the Difference?

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Throughout my life, I have heard that cheerleading is not a sport. When you hear the word “cheerleading”, what comes to mind? Pom-poms? Cheers? Football? Of course all of those things are affiliated with cheerleading, but would you ever think of gymnastics? That’s right! Many people actually talk about the two like they are the same. Cheerleading does consist of … Read More

A Letter To A New Gymnastics Dad

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Dear New Team Dad, How excited are you for your little gymnast right now? She was asked to become a member of the team and she cannot stop smiling or stop jumping with joy! Your gymnast deserves that spot because not only has she been working hard on her skills, but also you have watched her grow from tumbling around … Read More

Am I Too Old For Gymnastics

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Most people are amazed when they see young girls and boys tumbling across a gym floor. If you aren’t familiar with gymnastics events, the athletes may look superhuman. With this in mind, many older kids (12+) often wonder if it’s too old for them to start gymnastics classes. The answer everyone wants to hear is “no, it’s not too old”. … Read More

7 Sports to Consider When You Retire Your Leo

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No matter how much talent you have or how hard you work in the gym, there is going to come a day when it’s time to hang up the leotard. Whether your gymnastics career is cut short due to fear, finance, injury, or time restraints – sooner or later, it will happen. Instead of worrying about what you are going … Read More

Hospital Emergency Rooms Visits Caused by Sport Injuries.

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This table shows the number of people visiting hospital emergency rooms in 1997 categorized by sports injuries. Note that hunting injuries are not included. In somecases, injuries caused by using equipment are separated from the activity, such as swimming. The number of people visiting emergency rooms is listed after the equipment/activity and the percentage of patients admitted to a hospital is shown in parentheses. … Read More

Emily Moskalenko, an 8 year old amazing “Pole Dancer”

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Emily Moskalenko is a Ukrainian acrobat (or should we call her a gymnast?) who recently got the chance to show off her skills on the Romanian talent show Next Star. With just a stage, two poles, and bones that are possibly made of rubber, Emily performed a routine unlike anything that the judges had seen before. She completely stuns the … Read More