Gymnastics’ Dumbest Rules
Today, we’re calling out the worst, stupidest, most self-defeating and awkward rules and conventions in gymnastics, starting with…
- Leotard Rules – aka the Olympics of regulating women’s bodies
- Venture with us to a world where “elegant,” “proper,” and “modest” are all words found in the official rule book of a competitive sport in the year 2023—and breasts are expressly prohibited
- Why Is Gymnastics Still the Military?
- Saluting and lining up in front of the generals for inspection? Where are we?
- The Apparatus World Cup of Stupidity
- From the assumption that all women are the same height, to what the FIG considers to be “undisciplined and abusive behavior,” to that thing where a double front doesn’t fulfill the front tumbling requirement, we take on the worst rules on each event
- Rules Mythbusters
- Things someone (usually Martha) pretended were rules, and everyone believed it, but they actually aren’t
- Plus, they may not be rules, but some old-fashioned and infantile gymnastics conventions are on our list!
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