Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rhythmic gymnastics, another of the Olympic disciplines, develops grace, coordination, agility and artistry. In this graceful, elegant and balletic discipline gymnasts perform routines on a floor square to music using hand apparatus: ropes, balls, hoops, clubs and ribbons.
There are two types of Rhythmic competition - individual events and group exercises. Exercises include body skills of steps, turns, pivots, flexions, balances, jumps, leaps and body waves and at the same time the gymnast swings, circles, throws and catches the various pieces of hand apparatus.