The major influences concerned with the development of women's artistic gymnastics over the past three decades
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The study focused upon the major influences concerned with the development of Women's Artistic Gymnastics over the last three decades, with the aim of becoming a valid source of information for anyone interested in gymnastics. It will also allow the opportunity to consider all the evidence that prompted the development of gymnastics throughout this period. It also aims to provide an answer to the question, which developed first the gynnast, or the code? A literature review formed the major part of the study; sources were collected to contribute to the seven specific areas of research within the study. The seven major areas of interest, believed to be the most influential factors in the development of gyrnnastics, are technical elements, apparatus, age, sports science, biomechanics, politics and personalities; of which each has been researched in relation to general and gymnastic specific information. The information collected throughout the study led to the collaboration of timelines that state specific and key information from each subject area. Using this information, models were developed for each of the last three decades that were critical to the study. These models give an overview of the important influences that occurred throughout the decades and plot the development of the sport. The results of the study clearly show that that the sport has developed. It also provides solid evidence that it was the gymnasts themselves that have taken the leading role in the development of gymnastics, with international performances proving the catalyst for the many changes that have occurred within the sport.
BSc (Hons) Sport, PE and Recreation
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