Monday, August 11, 2014

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Do you enjoy a fun and in some parts accelerating sport? If you do then rhythmic gymnastics is the sport for you. Greetings my name is Anamei and I love the art of rhythmic gymnastics. Since I was eight years old I have been convinced by the beautiful rhythmic dancers moves. Join me in a spectacular journey of rhythmic gymnastics you will really want to have a go.

Rhythmic gymnastics can be very hard at first but when you practise and practise you will be a champion and get the hang of it. This sport uses the elements of ballet, dance, and apparatus. The main objective of this sport is to impress the judges with their agility and flourishing motions on the floor.

Competitors dance and bloom on a big dance floor in front of lots of people.
Athletes can express their talents through five different apparatus (clubs, hoop, ball, rope and ribbon).

The clubs arÄ™ made out of plastic. They weigh approximately 150 grams. Each athlete uses hand eye coordination and alot of focus. The clubs act like juggling balls. Competitors can dance around by mixing and mashing their talents in with the apparatus. Athletes in using this apparatus can use the skills such as a small throw, large throw ,small flick and more professional skills.

The ball is made out of rubber plastic and is approximately 400 grams. It is 18-20cm in diametre. Using this apparatus the athlete uses the skills such as rolling on the ground and creating a figure eight. The athlete and the ball dance to music in harmony.

The rope is made out of hemp or another synthetic material. The height of the rope has to be about the same size or bigger than the athlete. Routines with the rope apparatus contains high springs, very large leaps and more skills.

Made up of silk and a 6 metre long silk or satin ribbon. One of my favourite beautiful apparatus that I like the best is the Ribbon. The most remarkable and outstanding apparatus of them all is the Ribbon. Athletes can use various skills to create a extraordinary applause by the audience.

The hoop is made of plastic, weighs a minimum of 300 grams and has an interior diameter of approximately 80-90cm to suit the height of the gymnast. This apparatus uses the elements or skills of strong bold movement. Also including delicate rolls .

Athletes who choose to perform alone may only choose one apparatus but if athletes choose to perform in groups of five get to use two apparatus.

Well I have to break it to you but it leaves me no choice to say goodbye. Dont fret this is just the beginning of your journey not the end. I hope that you have a interest in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Have I convinced you.

1 comment:

  1. You did a great job explaining rhythmic gymnastics and the equipment needed. This sport needs a lot of training to master the routines. Where would you go to learn more about doing this in Auckland?


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