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Rhythmic Gymnastics


Apparatus

Symbols:

rope hoop ball clubs ribbon


Rope

The rope is made of hemp or other synthetic material.
Its length is proportional to the gymnast’s height.
The fundamental groups of body movement for rope are: jumps/leaps, skips and hops.
The technical groups for rope are rotations, throws and catches and small tosses. The rope’s shape throughout the routine should remain well designed, without any curves.


Hoop

The hoop may be made of plastic or wood.
Its interior diameter is from 80 to 90 cm; its minimum weight is 300 grams. The hoop must be rigid enough to retain its shape.
The fundamental groups of body movement for hoop are jumps/leaps, pivots, balance and flexibility.
The technical groups for hoop are the rolls over the body or on the floor, rotations around the hand or other parts of the body, throws and catches and passing over or through the hoop.


Ball

It’s made of rubber or a synthetic material.
It is 18-20 cm in diameter and weights 400g.
The fundamental groups of body movement for ball are the flexibility elements.
The technical groups for ball include throws and catches, bouncing and rolling over the body or on the floor.


Clubs

The material of the clubs may be wood or synthetic material.
The length of each club is 40 to 50 cm and the weight 150 gr minimum.
The fundamental groups of body movement for clubs are the balance elements.
The technical groups for clubs include mills, small circles, throws and catches and tapping.


Ribbon

The ribbon, made of satin (or a similar material without starch) is at least 6m long and 4-6cm wide.
The stick is of 1 cm diameter and a length from 50 to 60 cm. It is usually made of wood, bamboo, plastic or fibreglass. Its maximum weight is 35 grams.
The fundamental groups of body movement for ribbon are the pivots.
The technical groups for ribbon are the “snakes”, spirals, throws and catches, small tosses.
The movements with the ribbon should be large and free flowing. Any knots in the ribbon are penalized.




More information:
www.ueg-gymnastics.com
www.fig-gymnastics.com


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