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Elasticity, elegance and style: Gymnastics in Lima 2019

Find out all the details about the amazing world of Gymnastics

Lima 2019 - redacción magazine Author: Natascia Zagaria
Lima, July 13, 2019

Athlete jumping on the balance beam

It requires great coordination, style, concentration and grace to stand out in a sport as complete as gymnastics. Anyone having practiced it will know how demanding it is physically. Those who have not tried it yet, will soon witness how much strength and effort this sport requires.

A good physical condition is not the only thing needed, but also enough coordination to perform a series of pirouettes to show the athletic capability and determination of athletes. Learn all details at Lima 2019!

Athlete makes a spectacular jump on the balance beam

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Systematic sequences of exercises are performed continuously. These routines allow athletes to develop great body and movement skills, such as strength and elasticity. Beside allowing muscle stretching, it strengthen joints and improves heart beat.

To sum up, practicing this sport and becoming a gymnast is quite an achievement! Not only because it guarantees a healthy lifestyle, but also because it allows you to choose between its various disciplines.

We will talk here about three specific disciplines —which will be part of Lima 2019 competitions. However, there are eight disciplines in total, sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). If your are interested in this sport, do not hesitate and learn more about it.

Learn about the most important disciplines of gymnastics

Artistic: It is considered one of the most popular and ancient disciplines in gymnastics. It has a great number of fans worldwide for its challenging routines.

Exercises require great strength. The difficulty of each movement, the skill of executions are the most important aspects. However, they are not the only skills needed to make a great presentation and secure a better evaluation from the judges. Elegance and strength are also required.

This sport must be practiced in specific apparatuses: six for men (floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel and horizontal bars) and four for women (vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor).

Athlete perform acrobatics holding the bar with only one hand

Rhythmic: A great musical sense, coordination, rhythm and precise movements are among the elements of a good practice of rhythmic gymnastics. Only women can compete and show their athletic level.

In competitions with hoops, rope, ball and ribbon, athletes mustperform delicate and amazing movements along with music, in a competition floor of 13 m x 13 m.

Athletes must always have an apparatus and perform choreographed movements such as spins, jumps, throws and catches.

Body work in this discipline is demanding and goes hand in hand with the expression and the style of the athlete’s dance. All these traits are qualified by judges, who evaluate every detail.

The routine must have 10 elements for men’s and 8 for women’s. The competition program may include team and individual competition or apparatuses finals.

Athlete performs ribbon routine with grace and elegance

Trampoline: This new discipline has only eight years in the Pan American program. However, it has captivated numerous fans. It is considered one of the most recent sport competitions launched in the Guadalajara 2011 Games in Mexico.

This discipline includes a specialized routine executed on a trampoline of 4.28 m x 2.14 m, in which athletes have to use their strength, dexterity and agility, before a jury that will score a 10 element routine, very similar to artistic gymnastics.

A jump sequence and spins —straight or tucked— with a number of twists are performed during the event. It is very important that athletes show the degree of difficulty of acrobatics, as this will ensure a better score.

Athlete jumps on the trampoline

Aerobics, acrobatics and all-around are other gymnastics disciplines. If you want to see the best athletes performances in Lima 2019, don’t wait any longer and buy your tickets! Don’t miss the chance of being part of one the most important sporting events of the world. Let's all play!

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