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It’s not easy for gymnasts to get enough sleep.
Here are the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine:
- Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
The key here is regular sleep to promote optimal health of your gymnast. Good sleep should be every night and not just on weekends. …
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Six seniors will be named finalists from this list of 18 gymnasts.
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Rachel somehow messed up her hurdle on a planned double layout … yet pulled off a double tuck.
I can’t recall seeing this before.
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It’s a safety thing.
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In 2000 the vault apparatus was changed from the long horse to the modern table due to injuries caused by the previous design. The FIG committee has now decided that the newer table is also too dangerous; this time because of the increased difficulty of the vaults performed. By adopting the mushroom as the new vaulting apparatus, it is ensured that gymnasts will not be able to reach such great heights due to the mushroom's low stature and general lack of stability. This change will limit the difficulty capable of being performed, and therefore reduce injuries in the sport. Follow @longhorsenews for more relevant gymnastics updates.