(Last Updated on : 23/03/2017)
Gymnastic in India is a game which is controlled by Gymnastic Federation of India
(GFI). Gymnastics became popular in India, when at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Ashish Kumar won the first-ever medal in gymnastics. He won a bronze medal.
Gymnastic Federation of India
Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) plays a pivotal role in promoting gymnastics in India. Gymnastic is a game that involves performance of dance and it involves physical strength, agility and flexibility, balance and coordination. In the international scenario all the gymnastic games are managed and controlled by Federation of Internationale De Gymnastique (FIG), where all the countries have their own federation affiliated to the same. This association came into being in the year 1951. India, being the second most populated and the 7th Largest Country of the world, the Gymnastic Federation of India is an important Unit of the Federation of International gymnastic (FIG), Commonwealth Gymnastic Confederation (CGC) and Asian Gymnastic Union (AGU).
Competitive Artistic Gymnastics
The best known gymnastic sport is the Competitive Artistic gymnastics. It involves the women's event of uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and vault. The events of men consists of floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. The sport of gymnastic actually evolved from exercises used by old Greek Gods that incorporated skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills. Some of the other sports in gymnastic include rhythmic gymnastics, the various trampoline sports, aerobic and acrobatic gymnastics.
Participants of Gymnastics
The participants of gymnastics can include young children as small as two years old doing kinder-gym and gymnastics for children, recreational gymnastic of age five and above.
History of Gymnastics
History of Gymnastics
is closely associated with Greek. There are also activities like rope climbing were part of the ancient Olympics. The Greek method of physical culture spread with the rise of Roman Empire. The sport was declined for more than 1, 500 years and it was revived by men like Guts, Muthsan and ting. The modern gymnastics was developed in Germany, but most successful nations in this aspect have been Russia, Czechoslovakia and Japan. The International Gymnastic Federation in 1881 was formed, and the first championship was held in 1903 at Antwerp.
Equipments in Gymnastics
Equipments in gymnastics are used in order to participate in the game of gymnastics. There is a lot of history associated with the game of gymnastic. It is very often said that the game originated in Greece.
Techniques in Gymnastics
The techniques and movements were used for many types of skills like dismounting and mounting horses or manoeuvring through circus-like performances. These movements have actually evolved through thousands of years and became the sport known as Gymnastic in India. Mostly the skills are the same, but circus equipments and horses are now gone. In its place we now have modern equipments in various gymnastics events and disciplines.