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She has very strong legs that have helped her career, but it's that constant smile she has during a competition that makes her look at ease with the fans and judges. Her expression makes it seem like her gymnastic feats seem so easy and carefree.
Aliya Mustafina is an extraordinarily beautiful Russian gymnast who had an extremely successful 2012 Olympics with two bronze, one silver, and one gold medal. Yes, those were all in one Olympic Games.
Mckayla Maroney is an American gymnast with a long Olympic success record. She helped the USA to win gold at the 2012 Olympics team event while at the same time grabbing hold of the silver medal on the Vault.
In 1984, Mary Lou Retton became the first American female gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal at the Olympics. She won five total medals that year in the only Olympic Games she participated in.
Shannon Miller, who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, won seven total Olympic medals, which was the most of any American female gymnast before the 2021 Olympics in which Simone Biles tied for the number of Olympic medals won. Miller won five medals in 1992 and added two more in 1996. Dominique Dawes competed at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics, winning four medals. Miller and Dawes were both members of the "Magnificent Seven", the 1996 team that became the first American squad to win the team all-around gold medal at the Olympics. The competition was highlighted by Kerri Strug sticking a vault while injured to ensure the U.S. victory.
In 2012, the U.S. won the team all-around for the second time. This team, which was nicknamed the "Fierce Five", featured five gymnasts who were all making their first appearance at the Olympics. That year, Gabby Douglas won the gold medal in individual all-around, and Aly Raisman won the gold medal in floor exercise.
In 2016, the U.S. won the team all-around gold medal for the second consecutive Olympics, and the third title overall. The team was nicknamed "The Final Five" (as 2016 was the last year when five team members were allowed to participate) and featured the return of 2012 Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman. It also featured newcomers Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and three-time reigning world all-around champion Simone Biles. Biles won the individual all-around, vault, and floor exercise gold medals, and also took bronze in the balance beam final. Raisman won silver medals in the all-around and floor exercise. Hernandez took the silver on the balance beam while Kocian, the reigning uneven bars world co-champion would win silver in that event. The 2016 Olympics were the most successful games to date for the United States in women's gymnastics, with four golds, four silvers, and one bronze medal overall.
In a roentgenographic analysis of the lumbar spine of 100 young female gymnasts engaged in high-level competition, the incidence of pars interarticular defects was 11 per cent; 6 per cent had spondylolisthesis. This is 4 times higher than their non-athletic female peers. It appears that the female athlete may have the same incidence of pars interarticularis defects as the male performing similar activities. Pars defects developing in association with athletic activities may be distinct from those developing in early childhood. A negative lumbosacral roentgenographic series does not completely rule out a developing pars defect. Bone scintography offers an additional tool for evaluating early stress reaction in the pars, and suggests that if the athlete restricts vigorous activity, some will heal without progressing to roentgenographically detectable defects. Low back pain in the young gymnast should be a warning sign. Close scrutiny of pars interarticularis in these young athletes will reveal a high incidence of developing defects.
Why are elite female gymnasts getting smaller? Because the more demanding gymnastics routines have become, the bigger an advantage it is to be small. A smaller gymnast not only has a better power-to-weight ratio. She also has a lower moment of inertia.
The smaller a gymnast is, the easier it is for her to rotate in the air. You may even notice that during some movements, gymnasts tuck their legs when they start a spin or a turn in the air. That lowers their moment of inertia.
At Tokyo 2020, billions around the world will tune in to watch the top gymnasts on the planet, including arguably the greatest female of all time, displaying their physical and technical brilliance in pursuit of a gold medal and with a special place in history guaranteed for any athlete who innovates and breaks records on the biggest stage. 041b061a72