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Female Gymnasts Used To Be Fantastic Dancers. How Did the Floor Exercise Get So Graceless?

Female Gymnasts Used To Be Fantastic Dancers. How Did the Floor Exercise Get So Graceless? | Aspect 1 Changes in Gymnastics | Scoop.it
Gymnastics fans, like politicians campaigning in the heartland, like to look to the past as a better, purer time. Instead of pointing to two-parent families and white picket fences, gymnastics adherents yearn for more classically trained, balletic athletes who could dance and express as well as they could tumble. Is...
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 19, 2014 9:41 AM
Gymnastics has evolved from a sport showing grace and flexibility to the gymnast forgetting the grace in their routines and showing off the hardest skills they can do. Between each tumbling pass, gymnasts use this time to breath and get ready for the next pass. Where as back in the 80's and 90's gymnasts used this time to show off their ability to dance.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 19, 2014 9:47 AM
The Code of Points is enabling gymnasts to leave out the dance part of their routines. The Code of Points causes gymnasts to put in as many skills as possible to build up their score due to the new scoring system. This gives them less time to dance.
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Artistic Gymnastics Equipment, History & Rules | Olympic Sports

Artistic Gymnastics Equipment, History & Rules | Olympic Sports | Aspect 1 Changes in Gymnastics | Scoop.it
Artistic Gymnastics history, rules and equipment. Philosophical beginnings, revival, clubs and rocks. Olympic history. Women's events young age limits
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 18, 2014 9:37 AM
Beginning primarily in with the Greek, "artistic gymnastics" began to become more popular in the 1800s. The gymnastics we see today, however, came about in the 19th century. Gymnasts used to reach their highest skill level in their 20s, in the 1976 Olympics, Nadia Comaneci and Nellie Kim scored perfect 10's at the age of 14 and now a days, you are unable to compete in the Olympics until you are 16 years of age.
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USA Gymnastics | History of Artistic Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics | History of Artistic Gymnastics | Aspect 1 Changes in Gymnastics | Scoop.it
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 17, 2014 9:30 AM
Gymnastics was brought to the United States in the 1830s. It has been around for over 2000 years now but did not become well-known until the past century. The US women's team had not competed in the olympics until Berlin, Germany in 1936. However, 1928 was the first olympics that included women's gymnastics.
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USA Gymnastics | 2013-2021 Junior Olympic Compulsory Program

USA Gymnastics | 2013-2021 Junior Olympic Compulsory Program | Aspect 1 Changes in Gymnastics | Scoop.it
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 18, 2014 9:41 AM
The Junior Olympic Compulsory Program changes every 8 years. The program was created in order to prepare young gymnasts for their gymnastics career. It involves a series of basic skills that will help the gymnast once they move on to a higher more competitive level.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 18, 2014 9:46 AM
The compulsory routines on each event are changed every set of 8 years. The USAG committee changes the routines to keep of with the continuing changes to the sport and difficult within the sport. The routines were just changed this year. There are usually 6 compulsory levels, and 4 optional levels. The committee changed the levels and made it even at 5 and 5, moving level 6 up to an optional level.
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A History of Gymnastics: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times | Scholastic.com

A History of Gymnastics: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times | Scholastic.com | Aspect 1 Changes in Gymnastics | Scoop.it
Find out about the Ancient Greek origin of gymnastics, and learn additional details about modern competitions and scoring.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 17, 2014 9:37 AM
Gymnastics was first used as a primary source of exercise, not for competition or sport. The Romans eventually developed gymnastics into a more organized sport and used it to ready their soldiers for war. Once Rome was becoming destroyed, gymnastics was used more for entertainment purposes rather than to train soldiers.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 17, 2014 9:42 AM
Fredrich Ludwig is considered the "father of gymnastics" because he invented 5 events, including the balance beam and jumping events. Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent brought gymnastics to the United States and also created around 30 different apparatus. Gymnasts were then known as "turners."
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 17, 2014 9:47 AM
Gymnastics was not very popular until the 1976 Olympics when Nadia Comaneci of Romania finished the competition on one foot. Once it gained this popularity, countries such as China and the United States began to take gymnastics more seriously. Gymnastics now has 6 men's events: floor, parallel bars, pamell horse, high bar and vault; and 4 women's events: vault, bars, beam and floor.
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Down With the Perfect 10: Why We Should Welcome the New Gymnastics Scoring System

Down With the Perfect 10: Why We Should Welcome the New Gymnastics Scoring System | Aspect 1 Changes in Gymnastics | Scoop.it
The 2012 Olympic Games in London will use a relatively newfangled system for scoring gymnastic routines. The revamped rules, which debuted in Beijing in 2008, make an athlete’s artistry less important than her ability to string together loads of technically difficult moves. Today’s system has also eliminated what used to...
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, February 13, 2014 9:36 AM
The perfect 10 in gymnastics no longer exists. There are now two panels of judges known as the A and B panels. The A panel judges the difficulty of the routine, adding tenths to your score for each skill you perform. The more difficult the skill, the more value it is worth. The B panel judges the routine based on execution. They start from a 10.0 and deduct based on wobbles, falls and other mistakes. In order to calculate the score, the total from both panels of judges is added together.