Women's Gymnastics

Women’s gymnastics is made up of four events which consists of floor routines, the balance beam, vaulting, and the parallel bars.  There are both compulsory and optional routines, so you perform two routines on each event.  Compulsory routines are the exact same routine that is performed by every gymnast at a competition.  The optional routines will consist of difficult moves that each individual gymnast is good at and are all different routines.  Many of the optional routines today are truly incredible and very exciting to watch.  Many of the moves in the routines are just amazing and will leave you wondering how they did it.  

The world of competitive gymnastics has its ups and downs just like any other sport.  It has its good points and its bad points.  You really need to be motivated, determined, and have what it takes to make it in this sport today.  Those with special potential for the sport of gymnastics grow to love the sport, and find it to be a very rewarding experience that will never be forgotten.  Another good point about gymnastics is that you could get scholarships for various types of schooling that would involve competing at a college level in the sport, so all the time and effort you put into it is not a total waste of time, and it can amount to something if you really want it to.  

Gymnastics is an extremely tough sport, but it can be a lot of fun if you are really good at it and have potential for the sport.  Becoming serious about gymnastics takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication.  It means giving up hanging out with friends or having much of a life other than practicing in a gym for hours and hours on end. 

Gymnastics has evolved into an extremely dangerous sport over the years.  Gymnasts perform routines full of ​moves today which are quite dangerous, and could easily leave an individual paralyzed or even dead if not done properly.  Let us not forget about injuries as they are a big part of gymnastics as well.  There are not many gymnasts who make it through their career without sustaining injuries of some sort or another.  Of course, those who have that special dream of making it to the Olympics will not mind any of this stuff, and willingly accept the potential consequences.  It is the mark of a true athlete to not allow anything to stand in the way of their dream whether they succeed or not.