Love for Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that combines acrobatics with dance and one of the following:
- Ribbons. The ribbons and stick must be a certain length and size. The ribbon is light and long and its flight through the air makes designs in space, like spirals, snakes and throws.
- Rope. The rope has knots at the end and can be held in either or both hands. The gymnast must move the rope with elegance and agility as they perform.
- Hoop. The hoop can be made of wood or plastic and is 80 to 90 cm in diameter. The gymnast can use the hoop in rotations, rolls, walkovers and passages.
- Ball. The ball can be made of rubber or plastic, must weigh at least 400 grams, and be 18 to 20 cm in diameter. The gymnast must throw, catch and move the ball while doing their rhythmic moves.
- Clubs. Clubs can be made of wood or plastic, must weigh at least 150 grams, and be 40 to 50 cm in length. Clubs are difficult to use and require great motor skills, coordination and rhythm. Gymnasts use the clubs to do throws, twists, rolls, mills and asymetic figures.