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When Did Gymnastics Begin?

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Akshay Kalbag answered
Gymnastics began in ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks considered physical fitness to be a very important part of their life and they built gymnasia and courtyards in every city of ancient Greece for the purpose of jumping, running and wrestling.

Meanwhile, the Roman Empire began to ascend and Greek gymnastics began to give way to military training. The wooden horse which is used in modern-day gymnastics was introduced by the ancient Romans. In the year 393 A.D., the Olympic Games were abolished by Emperor Theodosius and gymnastics was, therefore, abolished.

Gymnastics was revived in the period between the latter half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. The credit for the revival of gymnastics goes to two physical instructors, namely Johann Friedrich GutsMuth, who was born in the year 1759 and died at the age of 80 in the year 1839, and Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, who was born in the year 1778 and died at the age of 74 in the year 1852.
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For around 2000 years but has onley been recognized as a competitive sport for about 100.
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John Wilton answered
Gymnastics began in ancient Greece as a formalized way for athletes to train their body for participation on many sports. It was also a social outlet for Greek men who participated in gymnastics in conjunction with other activities, such as massage. The connection and inter-relation of the body and mind (pyscho-soma) was an important Greek philosphers such as Plato, who promoted gymnastics as an art-form such as sculture, music and dance. Gymnastics is still an ideal way of developing the body-mind connection to enhance fitness, health and well-being.
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Shezan Shaikh answered
Gymnastics is a sport that mainly involves the performing of a certain sequences of movements which require a lot of physical strengths, with flexibility and balance. The origin of gymnastics dates back to the time of ancient Greeks. It is a known fact that gymnastics was a well known activity in ancient Greece. The Greeks use to practice gymnastics to improve their skills for the mounting and dismounting of a horse. They also used to practice these skills to become more agile, which would later prove to be useful during the time of war.

In ancient times gymnastics were worked out in by nude men in a gymnasium in Greece, a type of a venue which was meant only for intellectual and physical education.

The event in modern day gymnastics for men are :- High Bar, Parallel Bars, Pommel horse, Floor Exercise, Still Rings and Vault.
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In ancient greece
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Ancient greece I know!!!
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When did gymnastics begin like way back in time. I'm writing a paper on it and need the info asap other wise ill disappoint my mom again so I REALLY want to do good on this paper

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