This breathtaking sport has been around for hundreds of years. But still it’s not everyone really knows about this thing the deepest. Gymnastics isn’t just all about exercises. That is something you will truly want to know.
Did you know? #10: Gymnastics is not just for girls at a young age.
There have been so many people believe that you need to be young in order to succeed in the sport. But the 41-year-old featured gymnast namely Oksana of Uzbekistan proved that age isn’t really a big thing.
#9: Females with miss universe height are not allowed. Artistic gymnastics is considered to be the sport with the shortest athletes (1.67 m for men, 1.55 m for women). It is not because of how they spent all the time in the bars, it is because only short and light people could get in. #8: Perfect 10 scoring is no more used.
A/B score is the new system but many athletes and coaches have spoken up about disliking it.
#7: USSR holds the most medals in gymnastics in 1896. In both men’s and women’s competitions, the Soviet Union racked it up. The Soviet Union no longer exists but they leave us the most amazing history.
#6: Gymnastics once have twin medalists.
The 2004 Olympics featured Paul and Morgan Hamm in which both of them received the silver medals and Paul won gold.
#5: No women are allowed to compete until the 1928 Amsterdam games. Although some disciplines today are still gender-specific, at least girls aren’t anymore banned.
#4: Most elite gymnasts start their careers while in a toddler age.
No one is allowed to compete at the age of two but you can be an amazing performer when turned 16.
#3: Gymnastics is a practice for the war among the ancient Greeks. No wonder why you see combat-related activities such as running, jumping, wrestling and boxing.
#2: An amazing gymnast’s gym also has an amazing smell.
This is something non-gymnasts may don’t like. It’s not probably every time but you can mostly smell sweat, chalk, and feet while you walk in.
And, last but the least…
#1: Long before leotards are born, ancient participants get to compete naked. Yes, completely naked!
Gymnast people and those who wish they were got to understand gymnastics’ ups and downs. So which of these facts interest you the most? We’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments!