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Gymnastics is a sport many of us only see at Olympic Games times, but there is a lot more to it than that. It is a popular activity for many youngsters, many of which do not go on to competitive gymnastics.

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At the competitive level, there are the major divisions of rhythmic and artistic gymnastics. Artistic gymnastics involves feats of fitness, skill, concentration, flexibility and artistic flair. Rhythmic gymnastics involves four apparatus: the Rope, Ball, Hoop, Clubs and Ribbon (as well as freehand - no apparatus), and are judged on the skill of the gymnast in leaps, balances, pivots, flexibility, apparatus handling and artistic effect. Other sports closely related are Calisthenics,

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