Gymnastics in Japan
Gymnastics originates from Greece, and became a sport for men in 1896 but later allowed women to participate in 1924.
Rules and Regulations
Judges look for certain elements and technical skills when a gymnast competes.
Form: Tight legs, pointed toes, flexibility and proper body positioning.
Height and Distance: The vertical height and distance covered when executing moves off all the apparatuses to show power, strength, and control.
Stuck Landing: The less movement the better; feet should remain planted once a landing is completed.
Individuality and routine creativity: A routine with unique, artistic, or acrobatic components.
Length of meets
Most gymnastics meets last around 4 hours
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