Guest Post by Bobby Trout
Gymnastics is a sport that children and adults of all ages can enjoy. It is a fun way to improve your physical fitness and offers many advantages along the way. Competitive gymnastics can start as early as age six and usually children begin competing in level four.
Levels four, five, and six are compulsory and seven, eight, nine, ten, and elite are optional levels. Strength and flexibility are physical requirements you must have to one day master the sport. Gymnastics also takes coordination, grace, agility, and courage from the athlete if they are expected to become highly competitive in a college or junior Olympic program. In women’s gymnastics there are four events, the vault, bars, beam, and floor; gymnasts much compete on each individual event for a combined total (all-around) which they compete in as well. When watching, you will truly come to appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that goes into a career in gymnastics.
I love watching gymnastics on my PA satellite television, where I live with my family. It so perfectly showcases the courage and grace it takes to master gymnastics; all of the athletes involved should be highly admired for their hard work and determination. There are a number of college competitions and junior Olympic competitions that are shown on television all the time. You never want to miss out on the Olympic Games when they come around. Gymnastics is extremely popular in America and all over the world and has been for quite some time.