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Rhythmic Gymnastics


Specific equipment used in gymnastics apparatus
A gymnastics apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. It rests in the gymnast's hands, is balanced on the body, and is thrown into the air and caught ball
The number worn on the gymnast's back, and used in the scoring and roster sheets, to identify them to the judges. bib
The maneuver where one moves sideways, from hands to feet, in a straight line (in the motion that the wheel of a cart would follow), while keeping the back, arms, and legs straight, and the feet pointed. cartwheel
Carbonate of magnesia, used by gymnasts on their hands, feet and apparatus to make the surface of the equipment less slippery, or to mark lines on the mats. chalk
A bowling pin-shaped gymnastics apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. clubs
The international sports governing body for gymnastics. Its name is commonly abbreviated as "FIG". Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
A gymnastics skill in which a gymnastic performs a backwards somersault while moving forward. gainer
A sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, agility and coordination. It evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks, including skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills. gymnastics
(v.) To perform a routine or skill to the best of one's ability, with no major errors or deductions. Example: "He hit the dismount." May also be used as an adjective to describe a routine performed well. hit
A gymnastics apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. It is a hollow circle with an interior diameter of 80 to 90 cm. hoop
A piece of clothing that comes in a variety of colors,shapes and sizes, and is used for gymnastics workouts and competitions. leotard
Safety equipment used in gymnastics to break falls. mat
A commonly used term for a gymnastics competition. meet
Situation on floor exercise or Vault (gymnastics) when a gymnast crosses the line indicating the border of the mat, resulting in a score deduction. out of bounds
A position where the body is bent only in the hips. pike
A gymnastics apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. It is a long piece of material attached to a stick. ribbon
A roll is a rotation over an axis in the body over a surface. roll
A gymnastics apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. It is made of a material that retains the qualities of lightness and suppleness. It is knotted at the end. rope
A discipline of gymnastics in which competitors manipulate apparatuses, combining elements of ballet, gymnastics, and theatrical dance. Athletes are scored on their leaps, balances, pivots, flexibility, apparatus handling, and artistic effect. rhythmic gymnastics
A somersault salto
A gymnastics maneuver in which a person rotates around the somersault axis, moving the feet over the head. somersault
(v.) to land an acrobatic skill, jump or dismount perfectly, without any steps, stumbles or errors. stick
A sitting position with the legs wide. It can also be performed at height. straddle
A perfect landing, without any steps, stumbles or errors. stuck landing
The acrobatic skills performed on floor exercise and balance beam, such as back handsprings and saltos. Also, a specific discipline of gymnastics, performed on a 25-meter-long dynamic track, in which participants perform tumbling skills. tumbling
A series of acrobatic skills performed on floor from one corner of the mat to the other, typically beginning with a run and hurtle and ending with a major salto. tumbling run
Warm-up techniques differ from club to club, but all ultimately aim to achieve the same goals, to warm up the gymnasts muscles in order for them not to injure them selves while stretching or training. warm-up
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