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    Gymnastics Athletic Injuries

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    alone can be felt by audiences of all ages, but what the spectators lack the ability to feel is the pounding of the bodies that bear the impact of the athletes in action. Gymnastics consists of a mixture of acrobatic performances of four different events for females, and six different events for males (Gianoulis 1). Gymnastics is demanding in a multitude of ways, including: physically, emotionally and mentally. It requires countless hours of dedication. The concerns of most gymnasts are moving up

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    not expect her results to stand firm. The overall scores revealed Shawn as the gold medalist of the 2008 Beijing Olympics on beam (Shawn Johnson Height Bio, 2 of 3). Shawn Johnson’s skills and abilities are frequently described as daring –“bold and venturesome; audacious bravery”- (Pickett, 190). I intend to describe the daring, intense, and miraculous life of a United States Olympic gymnast of 2008 known as Shawn Johnson. Shawn Johnson was born on January 19, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa. There was

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    The Difficulty of Gymnastics

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    Gymnastics is considered by most to be one of the top 3 hardest sports in existence. There are aspects of the sport of gymnastics that exceed all other sports. The strength, flexibility, speed, power, and the intense training and competition all play factors in what make gymnastics so difficult. This sport requires as much or more than most other collegiate athletes while the teams receive much less money than that of a football team. The first point will introduce the massive benefits of gymnastics

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    The Stress of Childhood Gymnastics For years gymnastics has been a sport that many children participate in. But as the years have gone by it has turned into something other than a place for kids to grow and learn. Its overwhelming commitment has continued to replace kids’ childhoods with stress, mental and physical pain and eating disorders. Many results have come from this change in the gymnastics society. Gymnasts have come to a point where they have been told and directed to understand that

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    African-American female gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion. In the 2012 Olympic Games, she won gold in the team competition and the individual competition. She is a gymnastics phenom. From the beginning of her career to where she is today, she has been a true trooper through everything. Gabrielle Douglas is an inspiration to me and many others because she overcame being homeless,moved in with a new family, and won Olympic gold in gymnastics. On December 31, 1995, Gabrielle

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    The text Unlimited Simone Biles by Nike features Biles’s work ethic and determination, as well as her life as a female athlete. Simone Biles participated as a gymnast in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Biles was a part of the U.S. Olympic gymnastic team nicknamed the “Final Five,” and she won the gold in the individual all-around, vault and floor competitions. Having an identity as a strong young woman, Biles has lived a life that has had ups and downs. Her mother was determined unfit to

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    Essay On Simone Briles

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    lots of experience and patience building up career, and she can talk about the Olympic in Rio, De Janeiro. Simone Arianne Biles was born on March 14, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio. Simone is the third out of four children. Her parents were unable to provide for Simone and her siblings, so they were in and out of foster homes for three years. Her grandparents,

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    The Life and Legacy of Shannon Miller

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    and Legacy of Shannon Miller Did you know there is a female gymnast who is ranked higher than any other females and even males in gymnastics? This woman’s name is Shannon Miller. If you have never heard her name mentioned you are about to. Shannon was born in Missouri, grew up in Oklahoma, took up gymnastics and later became a World Champion and United States Olympic gold medalist. Shannon Lee Miller was born on Thursday, March 10, 1997. Coming into the world was not all that spectacular. She almost

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    when people talk about gymnastics. When I tell people I’m a gymnast they always say “You’re too short to be a gymnast” or “How can you get yourself to flip when you are so close to the ground?” Also they always just assume I am very competitive or all I care about is winning. They also assume that I am a perfectionist. These are common stereotypes I hear the most about gymnastics. The first stereotype that I hear is that all gymnasts are tall and skinny. A lot of the Olympic gymnasts are short. Shawn

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    Essay On Shawn Johnson

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    18, 2014 Mr. Hanson Period 6 Historical Biography Have you ever wanted to know what an Olympic gymnast’s life was like before all of the fame? You will now because I chose Shawn Johnson. In this paper I hope to tell you about her energetic childhood and teen years that lead her to the Olympics, the 2008 summer Olympics, and the reason she retired. On January 19,1992, in Des Moines, Iowa a future Olympic gymnast was born by the name of Shawn Machel Johnson (Shawn Johnson Biography). The first score

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