History Of Gymnastics


History Of Gymnastics

    Gymnastics is a sport that is artistic as well as healthy. A gymnastics requires a healthy and flexible body. Realizing the usefulness of gymnastics, some countries have made it a part of their school curriculum. From local competitions to the Olympics, gymnastics has emerged as a major sport. Although in countries like India it is not much of a trend, one of the root reasons for this is the lack of sports facilities at the local level. But China, America, and other European countries are paying a lot of attention to the game.
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history of gymnastics

     Gymnastics was first introduced into the Olympic Games in 1896 and was extremely successful. And since then gymnastics has been seen as a popular sport in every Olympics. Along with men, girls are also taking violence in this game. Adim was the first woman to compete in an Olympic gymnastics competition.

        In early times, those involved in hunting were exercising in stone throwing, the use of weapons, running, etc., while those who made a living by fishing increased their swimming skills. Many such people naturally gave a different meaning to gymnastics. The best example of this is China, where a form of gymnastics in medicine is combined with general physical exercise. Gymnastics was one in ancient Greece, the main features of which were manners and harmony. With the spread of Greek culture, gymnastics came to be regarded not only as a simple exercise of the body, but as a suitable tool for the development of thought, patriotic spirit and elegance, as well as the development of the organism.

 rise of gymnastics

       The games of the ancient Romans had nothing to do with gymnastics, as their purpose was simply to perform. Later Christianity denounced ideal care of the soul, and as a deterrent against caring for the body. With the change in the classical spirit of antiquity in the years of the Renaissance, people’s interest in the beauty and value of life reappeared. So with the rise of humanism, teachers have resumed their interest in gymnastics, aid workers and practitioners, to practice their current form by the end of the 19th century.

      In 1959 Mercurialis wrote the book, referring to the gymnastics of the ancient Greeks. Rousseau was a fan of gymnastics, thinking that one needed a powerful body to function as a virtuoso. Said body must be powerful enough to discipline the soul. As long as the body is weak, the more it runs. As a more powerful discipline for the soul. His ideas were accepted by him at the same time, and many doctors, who felt that the sedentary lifestyle and good life had bad consequences in the body.

At the same time the prevalence of gymnastics and its introduction in schools presented the need for methods of physical training. Thus gymnastics presented three directions, German, English and Swedish.

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