August 2005

Competitions and Gymnastics and Gymnastics Ramblings and Gymnasts09 Aug 2005 06:26 pm

Tomorrow kicks off the 2005 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Though there are many big names missing from the competition roster this year, this could be the break-out year for some lesser-known athletes. Here are some of my thoughts as the competition draws near…


Gymnastics and Gymnastics Ramblings06 Aug 2005 10:36 pm

Part II: Is Gymnastics more dangerous than other sports?

Obviously there is an inherent danger in doing gymnastics. As with almost any endeavor, there is risk of injury and even death. But gymnastics is not any more dangerous than other sports. Studies show that with proper equipment, spotting, and coaching, gymnasts will not run a higher risk of injury. In an excellent article about gymnastics for preschoolers, Myrna Beth Haskell reports this…