Olympics-Rhythmic Gymnastics-Bloody noses and back surgeries: gymnasts pay high price to compete

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Olympics-Rhythmic Gymnastics-Bloody noses and back surgeries: gymnasts pay high price to compete

Olympics-Rhythmic Gymnastics-Bloody noses and back surgeries: gymnasts pay high price to compete

TOKYO : Rhythmic gymnasts may look delicate as they slip gracefully through hoops and catch clubs while doing the splits in the air but under their glittery leotards and perfectly coiffed buns their bodies tell a story of brutal perseverance.An Olympic medal event since 1984, rhythmic gymnastics sees athl

TOKYO : Rhythmic gymnasts may look delicate as they slip gracefully through hoops and catch clubs while doing the splits in the air but under their glittery leotards and perfectly coiffed buns their bodies tell a story of brutal perseverance.An Olympic medal event since 1984, rhythmic gymnastics sees athletes perform contortions and manoeuvres to music while using hoops, balls, clubs or ribbons.

While competing in the finals on Saturday, Anastasiia Salos at one point pirouetted on one foot while the other was pointed to the ceiling and tapped her clubs against the matt as if they were drumsticks - all the while beaming at the judges.As well as the smiles there have been plenty of tears on her journey to become an Olympian.

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An Olympic medal event since 1984, rhythmic gymnastics sees athletes perform contortions and manoeuvres to music while using hoops, balls, clubs or ribbons. While competing in the finals on Saturday, Anastasiia Salos at one point pirouetted on one foot while the other was pointed to the ceiling and tapped her clubs against the matt as if they were drumsticks - all the while beaming at the judges. The Spaniard has competed in every Olympics since Barcelona in 1992, and was 50km world champion in 1993. As well as the smiles there have been plenty of tears on her journey to become an Olympian. On Saturday, the former Barcelona defender will find himself 90 minutes away from becoming captain of a gold medal winning team when his side face Spain in the final in Yokohama. The 19-year-old told Reuters she has had surgery on her back, her knee and her ankle. "I rested for about a year. The reigning Masters champion Matsuyama did not win a medal at men's event last week, but wished her good luck on the women's side, Inami said of her brief chat with him.

Some movements are still a bit difficult," said the Belarusian, who started when she was four, adding that some poses had been especially tough on her body as a child. The World Cup has evaded him and while he has enjoyed two triumphs in the Copa America, he clearly sees the Olympics as a way to complete his career with an international success for his country. Laura Zeng of the United States said the sport had hidden dangers. "You have overuse injuries, I've got stitches here and there, I got a bloody nose from when the club hit me in the head - everyone was wondering if I had a concussion," Zeng said. "People have ribbon sticks pin them in the eye." It is an admirable approach and one which reflects Brazil's respect for the Olympic football tournament - which they finally won five years ago on home turf in Rio.. (Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Himani Sarkar) Source: Reuters.

.it can actually be quite dangerous. Spain represent tough opposition, however." Mexico's Rut Castillo Galindo said she got hurt so badly she thought she would have to give up the sport. "I got an injury on my back when I was 18 and thought I wouldn't be able to continue," she said, adding that her feet and knees are also often in pain."I was doing a pose where I had to balance and put my leg around my back. Spain fought past Japan in the semi-final thanks to a goal late in extra-time from Real Madrid's Marco Asensio.

" Gymnasts are judged on factors including “body difficulties” such as balances, turns, and jumps, as well as execution, and artistry. To stand out in Friday's individual all-around qualifiers, Russian gymnast Arina Averina bounced a ball with her left foot, leg over her head, while doing a handstand before smoothly bending into a new pose to the music. Her twin Dina, who once had her brow cracked by a falling club, kicked a ball in the air while doing the splits, catching it in her hands before melting into her next pose. Alina Harnasko of Belarus said that while the gymnasts made it look easy nothing could be further from the truth. "It looks so easy when you watch it, but it completely isn't," she said.

"We train 10 hours a day without any breaks ... it's important to keep performing." (Reporting by Richa Naidu; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters .