Club Swinging

Club Swinging is an old gymnastics sport which involves the competitor standing with a club in each hand, which are shaped like like bowling pins or juggling clubs, then whirling or swinging the clubs very quickly around the body and head in a variety of patterns in a complicated routine. Judges award points based on the degree of difficulty and execution of the routine.

Club Swinging has appeared twice at the Olympic Games, in 1904 and 1932. A form of club swinging is part of the apparatus event in calisthenics and gymnastics. Nowadays club swinging is gaining in popularity as a form of exercise training.

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