Can anyone here truly say they know what rhythmic gymnastics is, what's its all about, and how it works?

im a rhythmic gymnast and it always irrtates me that barely anyone has even heard of the sport. nobody knows the difference between artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. they're very different. so if anyone wants to see what RG is then go to


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Rhythmic Gymnastics

A perfect fusion of athletics and aesthetics, gymnastics ranks among the defining sports of the Olympic Games.

When rhythmic gymnastics first caught the attention of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) in the middle of the 20th century, its devotees were calling it "modern gymnastics". Yet its hazy history can clearly be traced to at least the last century.

Rhythmic gymnastics (performed with an apparatus) is strictly a women's competition. The gymnasts, accompanied by music, perform on a 13-metre-square floor area with rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. In the individual event they perform different routines with four of the five apparatus. In the team competition, teams of five perform together once using clubs and once with two using hoops and three using ribbons.

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rythmic gymnastics is different than gymnastics because there arent as many events, for one thing. but also rythmic gymnastics is more about making the equipment that you use to make you look graceful and strong and flexible all at the same time.

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rythmic gymnastics is like where gymnasts us ribbon & twirl around and they dont do beam or bars or vault. just floor.....i think

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I can! Even though I'm in artistic gymnastics, I understand what RG is all about! I used to have a teacher who was also a RG coach! Boy, did she push our flexibility to the limit! RG amazes me...seriously! I wish I could be one!

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