Rhythmic Gymnastics has been recognised as a symbol of art and beauty – and is truly one of the most stunning Olympic disciplines. First developed in the early 1900’s, the sport has progressed significantly and is now a popular activity for girls. Rhythmic gymnastics in cooperates many balletic and pre-acrobatic movements, which are performed with five different apparatus, the rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. The movements are presented in a sequence with music. The sport allows for the participants to develop great flexibility, physical strength, coordination and musicality.

Apparatus

Ball

Made of rubber or soft plastic, with a diameter of 18-20cm. It must weigh at least 400g.

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Hoop

Made of wood or plastic, with an inner diameter ranging depending on the gymnasts height

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Rope

Made from hemp or a synthetic material. It has no set length because it is relative to the height of the gymnast

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Clubs

Gymnasts work with two clubs of equal length (30-50cm), resembling a slender bowling pin in shape. Clubs are made of wood, plastic or rubber and weigh around 150g.

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Ribbon

7m strip of ribbon made from satin or a similar material. It isby ato a cylindrical stick 20-60cm in length which the gymnast grasps

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