What would it be like to walk on the balance beam like an Olympic gymnast? In this colorful and informative introduction to gymnastics, clear, sequential photographs illustrate the basic techniques and maneuvers used in competitive gymnastics. With brief explanations of the history, strategy and philosophy of gymnastics, this guide is sure to delight young readers.
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