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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics

by Leana Kell

The world is gearing up for the 2016 Rio Olympics and with just a few weeks to go, Beemat takes a look at some of the key male and female gymnasts taking part in the Games this August. Three gymnastics disciplines will be contested at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro - Artistic Gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. All of the gymnastics events will be staged at the Arena Olimpica do Rio (known as the HSBC Arena) from 6-21 August. Since 2012, gymnastics has become a vibrant success story, with its growing presence on media channels prompting waiting...

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Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics

by Leana Kell

This year marks the twentieth year that Rhythmic Gymnastics has been included in the Olympic Games. With the Rio Olympic Games 2016 fast approaching, Beemat takes a look below at the role of Rhythmic Gymnastics and its current status in the Olympic programme. What is Rhythmic Gymnastics? Rhythmic gymnastics is a women-only sport in which individual or groups of gymnasts perform on a floor accompanied by music using apparatus to include a hoop, ball, ribbon, rope, clubs and freehand (no apparatus). The sport combines elements of ballet, gymnastics and dance and each movement requires a high level of athletic skill as...

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