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Gymnastics is a sport requiring strength, flexibility, and agility. Gymnasts perform routines on different pieces of equipment during competitions. Young readers will discover the history and basic rules of this sport, and also how competitions are judged today.
Every four years, athletes gather to test their strength and speed against the world's best at the Summer Olympic Games. This updated series explains the most popular Olympic sporting events to young readers who are eager to watch the excitement. Includes a table of contents, Q&A boxes, glossary, further resources, and index. This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of gymnastics featured at the Olympics, including artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline. Includes a table of contents, Q&A boxes, glossary, further resources, and index.
Before Wilma was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run. It was hard work, but at last she did run -- all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single Olympics.
Books in this series explore the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports; basic physical science concepts are explained in an engaging and accessible manner.;; Each volume in the series focuses on one sport and opens with a brief look at the featured sport's origins, history and changes to rules, equipment, or techniques. Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and m
The inspiring autobiography from Gabrielle Douglas-the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion-revealing her journey from the time she first entered a gym to her gold-medal-winning performances. In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning women's gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to readers ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar. Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith: Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Chronicles Gabrielle's journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnast Celebrates Gabrielle as the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Is one of the most inspiring books on the market today for reader ages 13 and up
This book is designed to help teachers develop well-structured and progressive programs of gymnastics activities for primary-aged children (3-11 years). In gymnastics, children learn not only how their bodies move and how body parts work in co-operation with other parts, but they are also able to develop awareness of space and a sense of control. Practical Primary Gymnastics presents themed activities appropriate for infant, junior and upper junior levels, and shows how teachers can plan to use these in structured themes of work. The activities aim to broaden children's abilities in: jumping and landing skills; rolling actions; taking weight on different body parts; using a range of traveling actions; and working at floor level and using gymnastic apparatus at varying heights. Gymnastics is a fundamental part of the PE curriculum. This book offers practical help for teachers in this vital area and focuses on enabling individual children to succeed at their own level.
The Gymnastics Journal is the perfect holiday or special occasion gift for the gymnastics enthusiast in your life. Eighty journal pages with a different gymnastics illustration on each page depicting all the fun and excitement of this Olympic sport. Every young gymnast whether recreational or competitive will be able to record the excitement of their first back handspring, glide kip, or back somersault. The 2008 Olympics are just around the corner promising loads of excitement from the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team. Get the young gymnastics enthusiast in your life a copy of the Gymnastics Journal today.
Esta es una historia dramatica e inspiradora de la corredora Wilma Rudolph, quien vencio el polio de nina y con el tiempo llego a ganar tres medallas de oro en una sola Olimpiada. The Spanish-language edition of Wilma Unlimited.Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run. And she did run--all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.
In 1967, a thirteen-year-old girl named Maureen Wilton set the women's world marathon record, running 26.2 miles in 3:15:23. Nicknamed "Little Mo" by her track teammates, Wilton was already a headline-making athlete. But her accomplishment was greeted with controversy and misogynistic accusations of cheating. Wilton receded into the background, left the sport, and kept her achievement secret. This is the story of what happened, and how Maureen found her way back to the sport decades later as the mother of a young runner herself. Introduction by Katherine Switzer, first official female participant of the Boston Marathon in 1967.
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