Photos: Volker Minkus / UEG
Millions of people admire and are astounded by the high performance of artistic gymnasts. With amazing ease they are able to perform the most difficult combinations of movements one after another; unbelievable strength elements alternate with fast, dynamic rotations and somersaults which combine to make a perfect voluntary exercise.
Artistic gymnastics includes all the movement elements of sport and the gymnasts use their own bodies as a sports apparatus.
The performance of an artistic gymnast cannot be measured in time, scope and height. The requirement profile of this type of sport is more particular and too complex.
Artistic gymnastics in perfection means to combine the physical abilities of power, co-ordination and flexibility with creativity, aesthetics and expression.
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