The Gymnastics Book: The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics

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Firefly Books Limited, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 124 pages
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This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of gymnasts swinging, balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a medal-winning athlete who is now a noted instructor. The topics covered in detail include finding a good gymnastics club, qualities to look for in a coach, warm-up and cool-down exercises, moving into competitive gymnastics, managing victories and losses, the importance of family and friends, nutrition and apparel, financial aspects, and a typical day in the life of a competitive gymnast.

The book is also filled with anecdotes and advice from Olympic stars, taking beginners behind the scenes and offering a no-holds-barred account of the life of a competitive gymnast.

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About the author (2001)

Elfi Schlegel has won gold medals at the Commonwealth and Pan Am Games. She is a gymnastics instructor and, as a commentator for NBC Sports (TV), covered the most recent Olympic Games. As a former star-level young gymnast herself, she is uniquely experienced to write for young readers.

Claire Ross Dunn is a freelance journalist.

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