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What does gymnastics mean?
Gymnastics is a sport involving tests and demonstrations of balance, strength, and agility through physical exercises, many of which are performed using special equipment.
Skills performed in gymnastics include rhythmic dance, feats of strength and balance, and highly athletic and artistic body movements, such as vaults, flips, twists, and other aerial maneuvers.
The gymnastics events at the Summer Olympic Games are widely considered to feature the highest level of international competition. They consist of three separate competitions: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline gymnastics.
The most well-known form of gymnastics is artistic gymnastics, and this is the sport that’s most often simply referred to as gymnastics. It includes several different competitive events, including floor exercise, vault, parallel bars, uneven bars, horizontal bar, balance beam, rings, and pommel horse
Rhythmic gymnastics involves dancelike movements while handling objects such as balls, hoops, and ribbons. Trampoline gymnastics involves performing acrobatics with the aid of a trampoline.
Athletes who compete in the sport of gymnastics are called gymnasts.
The word gymnastics is also sometimes used in a figurative way to refer to the exercise of skill in some (usually difficult) task or action, as in I bet that took quite a bit of mental gymnastics.
Example: In the history of gymnastics, there has never been another gymnast quite like Simone Biles.
Where does gymnastics come from?
The first records of the word gymnastics come from the mid-1600s. It comes from the Greek gymnastikós, which derived from the Greek verb gymnázein, “to exercise naked,” from gumnos, meaning “naked.” The word gymnasium and its short form, gym, are based on the same root.
The sport of gymnastics evolved from athletic practices from different cultures. The ancient Greek Olympic Games featured competitions that resemble some of today’s gymnastics events. Much of early gymnastics was based on the form of tumbling—acrobatic movements like somersaults—practiced by entertainers. Modern gymnastics is traced in part to German Philanthropinums, schools where physical training involved tumbling, vaulting, and similar forms of exercise.
Gymnastics competitions were featured at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and Olympic gymnastics competition was opened to women 1928. Today, the artistic gymnastics competition is one of the most well-known and watched events in the Summer Olympics, especially the women’s events.
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What are some synonyms for gymnastics?
- artistic gymnastics
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How is gymnastics used in real life?
There are many forms of gymnastics, but the most well-known form is sometimes called artistic gymnastics. Gymnastics is associated with extreme skill in balance, strength, and agility.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 2, 2012
We live in the era with the greatest gymnastics athlete of all time and that is Simone Biles.
— Isaiah Strattman (@IsaiahStrattma1) July 19, 2021
— Team GB (@TeamGB) July 30, 2012
Try using gymnastics!
Which of the following events is part of the artistic gymnastics competition in the Olympics?
B. floor exercise
C. balance beam
D. all of the above
How to use gymnastics in a sentence
Habits die hard, and at the pool and gymnastics venues, journalists clumped together as they always had to ask questions and snag quotes when athletes stopped by.I’m a Health Writer Who Covers the Olympics. Here’s What I Thought of the Tokyo Games Bubble|Alice Park/Tokyo|August 10, 2021|Time
It was a dramatic way to begin and end the gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.Simone Biles Returns to the Tokyo Olympics—With a Big Statement|Alice Park/Tokyo|August 3, 2021|Time
Also, Olympic gymnastics competitions are rarely shown live on network TV.Gymnasts Say They Need Apparatus Warmups Back. That Should Be Enough.|Dvora Meyers|August 2, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Percolating under the surface of the happy medals ceremonies for the event finals, however, is a growing movement within the gymnastics community about rules that prevent gymnasts from warming up on the equipment minutes before they compete.U.S. Gymnast Jade Carey Wins Gold in Gymnastics Floor Event Final at Tokyo Olympics|Alice Park/Tokyo|August 2, 2021|Time
There are a lot of opinions being shared about Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the recent gymnastics team final and individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Games to put her mental health and well-being first.Simone Biles’ Boyfriend Publicly Praises Her Amid Support, Criticism: ‘Imma Ride With You Through Whatever’|Victoria Uwumarogie|July 30, 2021|Essence.com
She first chats about doing gymnastics, track, and soccer in high school while managing the wrestling team.A College Student’s Death Is Now a Talking Point About Porn|Emily Shire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The legal gymnastics necessary to create such impenetrable networks is a testament to the ingenuity of well-paid attorneys.Consultants Are Cashing In On Campaigns’ Dark New Economics|Robert Maguire|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No verbal gymnastics like Lennon, not even a joke—just one flat line, so mumbled and understated as to be almost non-existent.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was that spectacular and it went on for an hour or two… a mass display of gymnastics and dancing and tumbling.
However, its only teams to win gold were in gymnastics and fencing, both intensely solo sports.China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More|Junheng Li|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You have even gone so far as to insist upon my practising gymnastics a little.
He got through without difficulty; for he knew the entrance well, and was master of these gymnastics in the sea.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
It was equally an interesting plaything and a source of mental gymnastics.Radio Boys Loyalty|Wayne Whipple
Mathematics may be called narrow, but no one can have sound intellectual culture without these mental gymnastics.Girls and Women|Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
It exercised the intellect and strengthened it, as gymnastics do the body, without enlarging it.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord