My Best Book of Gymnastics

My Best Book of Gymnastics

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From bull leaping in Ancient Crete to modern-day Olympic competition, gymnastics has been one of the most popular sports for thousands of years. This is an introduction to the sport's many disciplines - artistic gymnastics, sports acrobatics, trampolining, tumbling and rhythmic gymnastics - that are practised around the world. The book details the origins of gymnastics, the equipment used and amazing moves such as the Yurchenko full twist and the scissor swing.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 270mm | 168g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, glossary, index
  • 075340835X
  • 9780753408353
  • 1,521,959

Table of contents

What is gymnastics?; the first gymnasts; getting ready; on the mat; jumps and leaps; balancing; upside down; on the bars; on the horses; music and dance; trampolining; working as a team; competitions; watching gymnastics.show more

About Christine Morley

Christine Morley is a freelance writer and editor who has worked in magazine and book publishing for more than 15 years. She has written children's books on a wide variety of subjects, and numerous features for consumer magazines.show more

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