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In order to qualify for HOPEs, a gymnast must pass both the elite compulsory and optional qualifiers, and get a certain minimum score.
Junior Olympic Program[ edit ] The Junior Olympic Program provides training, evaluation, and competition opportunities to allow developing gymnasts to safely advance at their own pace through specific skill levels.
Most competitive gymnasts advance through this system. As of August 1,the levels are as follows.
Levels 6—8 have difficulty restrictions, in that a gymnast competing at one of these levels may not attempt skills above a certain level of difficulty for example, level 6 and 7 gymnasts may only include A and B skills in their routines.
Levels 9 and 10 have no such difficulty restrictions, although level 9 gymnasts may include only one D or E skill in any single routine. For example, level 8 and 9 gymnasts must be at least 8 years old; level 10 gymnasts must be at least 9 years old.
Regional[ edit ] All-Africa Games: Gymnastics is one of the events in this multi-sport competition, held every four years, and open to teams and gymnasts from African nations.
Artistic gymnastics in the United States
Artistic gymnastics is one of the events in this multi-sport competition, held every four years, and open to teams and gymnasts from Asian nations. Artistic gymnastics is one of the events in this multi-sport competition, held every four years, and open to teams and gymnasts from Commonwealth nations.
The gymnastics-only European Championships is held every year, and is open to teams and gymnasts from European nations. This gymnastics-only competition, which was known as the Pacific Alliance Championships untilis held every two years and is open to teams from members of the Pacific Alliance of National Gymnastics Federations, including the USA, China, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and other nations on the Pacific coast. Gymnastics is one of the events in this multi-sport competition, held every four years, and open to teams and gymnasts from North, South and Central America.
Artistic gymnastics is one of the events in this multi-sport competition, held every four years, and open to teams and gymnasts from South American nations. National[ edit ] Most countries hold a major competition National Championships, or "Nationals" every year that determines the best-performing all-around gymnasts and event specialists in their country. Gymnasts may also qualify to their country's national team or be selected for international meets based on their scores at Nationals. Before the breakup of the Soviet Union inSoviet gymnasts dominated both men's and women's gymnastics, commencing with the introduction of the full women's program into the Olympics and the overall increased standardization of the Olympic gymnastics competition format which happened in Soviet Union's success might be explained by a heavy state's investment in sports to fulfil its political agenda on an international stage.
From to inclusive, the Soviet women's squad won almost every single team title in World Championship competition and at the Summer Olympics: Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, they competed together as one nation for the last time at the Summer Olympics as a "Unified Team," winning the gold. Russia has maintained the tradition of gymnastics excellence, medaling at every Worlds and Olympic competition in both MAG and WAG disciplines, except in the Olympicswhere the Russian women's team did not win any medals.
Ukraine also has a strong team; Ukrainian Lilia Podkopayeva was the all-around champion at the Olympics. Belarus has maintained a strong men's team.
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Other former republics have been somewhat less successful. In terms of medal results and overall domination, the Soviet legacy remains the strongest of all in artistic gymnastics. Gymnasts must now turn 16 in the same calendar year of the Olympics to compete during the Games. It began as part of the musical score of the film Bless the Beasts and Childrenoriginally titled "Cotton's Dream".
It was also used as the title theme music for the American soap opera The Young and the Restless. The team followed orders amid controversy and walked out of the competition during the event finals. She was extremely unhappy; her gymnastics skills suffered, and she attempted suicide by drinking bleach.
Against doctors' orders, she left the hospital and competed on the beam, where she scored a 9. Her performance helped give the Romanians their first team gold medal. As a result of the Soviet invasion of AfghanistanPresident Jimmy Carter declared that the United States would boycott the Olympics several other countries also participated in the boycott, though the reasons varied.
She also won two silver medals, one for the team all-around and one for individual all-around. Controversies arose concerning the scoring in the all-around and floor exercise competitions.
His protests were captured on television, however, causing him to fall out of favor with members of the Romanian government, who felt that he had humiliated them. She later remembered thinking, "Conner was cute. He bounced around the bus talking to everyone—he was incredibly friendly and fun. At that time, she had no interest in defecting and said she wanted to go home to Romania. Officials feared that she would also defect, and her actions were strictly monitored; she was no longer allowed to travel outside of Romania.
Although a number of Communist nations had boycotted the Olympics in tit-for-tat to the U. She had started thinking about retiring a few years earlier, and her official retirement ceremony took place in Bucharest inand was attended by the chairman of the International Olympic Committee.
Life took on a new bleakness. I was cut off from making the small amount of extra money that had really made a difference in my family's life. It was also insulting that a normal person in Romania had the chance to travel, whereas I could not [ I was to do as I was instructed, just as I'd done my entire life [ I started to feel like a prisoner.
There were six other Romanians who planned to trust him with their lives.
I never questioned him.