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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of various exercises on several different apparatus, mainly uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and vault for women. While men compete in floor exercises, vault, pommel horse, string rings, parallel bars and high bar.

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Gymnastics

chassé

Sports; Gymnastics

A dance movement of the feet which gives the impression of one foot chasing the other, often used as a lead-up to a leap.

coupé

Sports; Gymnastics

A ballet term whose literal meaning is to cut. It is a ballet dance movement that calls for the non-support foot to be pulled sharply off the floor and placed with a pointed toe either in the back or ...

Dawes

Sports; Gymnastics

An uneven bar skill named after Dominique Dawes. It is a back giant with 1 ½ turn in the handstand. It has been rated by the FIG as a D level skill. Its FIG number is 4.403.

demi-plié

Sports; Gymnastics

Literally translated to a small bend. This is a fundamental ballet movement that calls for the knees, to bend in perfect alignment over the toes with the feet flat on the floor and making sure that ...

développé

Sports; Gymnastics

This is a ballet and gymnastics dance movement. A développé is done by drawing the toe of the gesture leg (which bends at the knee and hip) up the front, side, or back of the supporting leg, until it ...

Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)

Sports; Gymnastics

The international and Olympic governing body of competitive gymnastics. The FIG is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and is responsible for the governance of the sport of gymnastics ...

International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG)

Sports; Gymnastics

FIG is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and is responsible for the governance of the sport of gymnastics on the international level.

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