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Artistic Gymnastics, History of Rings
__ "The rings, hanging on a rope and meant to swing, are relatively
young in gymnastics tournaments. The former name “Roman rings"
reminds of the older rope and pole swings of the artists and indicates
Italian origins." You will find the full history. -
illustrated - From gymmedia.com - http://www.gymmedia.com/ghent2001/appa/rings/history_ri.htm
__ A good look at the history of Gymnastics from ancient times till our
own. "We have been collecting gymnastics history facts for
years believing that any well-rounded gymnastics coach or gymnast should
have some idea how the sport has evolved to its current state.
Gymnastics history has existed and been recorded in the earliest
archaeological findings and has matched the rise and fall cycles of
human history." - From gymnasticszone.com - http://gymnasticszone.com/GymnasticsHistory.htm
HickokSports.com - History - Rhythmic Gymnastics
__ "Although it's quite new as a competitive sport, rhythmic
gymnastics is rooted in the very beginning of modern gymnastics.
Specifically, it grew out of the Swedish system of free exercise
developed in 1814 by Peter Henry Ling." - illustrated - From hickoksports.com
The History of Gymnastics __ This is part 1 of a three
part history. "Part 1 sweeps through the early history of gymnastics. We
look at the early sources of gymnastics, and survey the movement up to the
Medieval Times. Modern gymnastics is picked up in Part 2. Finally, in Part 3, we
come to American Gymnastics." - illustrated - From acroschool.com -
History of Rhythmic Gymnastics __ "Rhythmic
gymnastics combines ballet and creative movements to music, while
working with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs in a choreographed
dance-and-tumble routine." You will find a good overview. -
From Reyna Chan - http://www.scn.org/ip/ara/history.html
History of the Sport of Gymnastics __ "Gymanstics, as an activity sport, has been around for over 2000 years but as an competitive sport it is a little more than 100 years old."
A brief essay. - From DePaul University - http://shrike.depaul.edu/~vbard/histpg.html
An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics __ "From
its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, to the 2008 Beijing
Olympics and beyond, gymnastics has undergone amazing changes in equipment,
types of gym, and scoring. Check out the evolution of the sport." A slide
show of Olympic gymnastics history. - illustrated - From about.com -
USA Gymnastics :: History of Artistic Gymnastics __ "At
the 1924 Games in Paris, the basis of modern Olympic gymnastics competition was
firmly established. The athletes (men) began to compete for individual Olympic
titles on each apparatus, as well as in combined individual and team exercises.
The 1928 Games witnessed the debut of the first women’s event, the team combined
exercise, won by the Netherlands. The U.S. women first competed in the 1936
Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany." You will find a brief overview of the
history of this sport. - From usagym.org -
U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame - History __ "The Hall was
initiated in 1957-1958 with the initial class being inducted in 1959. Selections
today are made annually from the disciplines governed by USA Gymnastics."
A history of the hall of fame along with links to inductees and more. - From