The history of gymnastics is a fascinating area of study. Were you aware that gymnastics has been practiced as a sport for over 2,000 years? Early images of gymnastic feats have been depicted in early Greek art, especially murals.
The practice of gymnastics has continued and is very much alive today. In 2004, for example, Carly Patterson, who was 16 years old at the time, won the Olympic gold medal for the Women’s All-Around gymnastics event.
In 2013, there were approximately 4.97 million individuals six years and older that participated in some form of gymnastic activities. While many of these individuals may be physically active on a regular basis, others may not be. Recent data has shown that just one-in- (more…)
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