Is Acrobatic Gymnastics An Olympic Sport here are history and some other details of Acrobatic Gymnastics.
The History of Acrobatic Gymnastics
Various styles of acrobatic gymnastics have been practised for thousands of years, throughout a wide range of cultures. Acrobatics have been found depicted in artwork dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as having been described in Homer’s epics, performed in ancient Greek symposiums, and featured in Chinese Han Dynasty harvest festivals. Even in the Middle Ages, it was used as entertainment in European royal courts.
Converting to a Method
Use of apparatus and tumbling led to the birth of acrobatic gymnastics as a discipline. The capabilities of the human body were on display in both areas.
In the Soviet Union, where stadiums were packed with people hoping to see athletic feats like human pyramids, the first competitive regulations for acrobatics were established. In 1939, the Soviet Union hosted its first national championships.
In 1957, Warsaw hosted the first international competition for what was then called “Sport Acrobatics.” In 1973, the International Federation of Sports Acrobatics (IFSA) was founded, and the first world championships were held in Moscow the following year, with participants hailing from countries like Bulgaria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, the Soviet Union, and the United States.
After IFSA disbanded in 1998, the International Gymnastics Federation officially adopted the sport. The term “Acrobatic Gymnastics” has been in use since 2007.
The Past of the Olympic Games
The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires marked the first time acrobatic gymnastics was included in the Olympic programme. Bringing together gymnasts from several National Olympic Committees and disciplines (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, and Acrobatic), the tournament took the shape of a mixed pair event, which was won by Bulgaria’s Mariela Kostadinova and Panayot Dimitrov.
The 2021 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships will be held from June 18-21, and the top acrobats in the world will be there to compete. This is the first major international gymnastics tournament to be held since 2018, when the Russian Gymnastics Federation took home five of the six available titles.
It was originally scheduled for late May 2020. In 2016, they duplicated that accomplishment at the World Championships. Russia and the Soviet Union have dominated the event historically, winning 166 of the available medals.