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I am a USA Gymnastics Athlete in the Women’s Developmental Program-Optional Program . Visit the USA Gymnastics web site (usagym.org) with all the information you need to understand the progams and rules.
Here’s What I Do….
I compete as a Women’s Artistic Junior Olympic Compulsory Athlete in Gymnastics. I practice 4 hours per day, 5 days per week. The four events I participate in are vault, uneven bars, floor exercise, and balance beam. Conditioning is important in obtaining the flexibility and endurance to perform in these events. Training has taught me extreme discipline, not only as an athlete, but in my focus overall. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe to see my videos.
I was so scared of this event. Thinking about running fast towards that big vault scared me. I used to run fast and then pitter-patter when I got close. My coach was so encouraging. Now I can run and explode off a board onto the vault and stick it. In my first mock meet, I scored a 9.3! In my second meet, I won 1st place!
This is pretty fun for me to display my grace and tumbling skills. I have to dance and tumble to choreography my coaches taught me. At my current level, everyone does the same routine to the same music. At my Invitational, I won 1st Place with a 9.4!
This is the most difficult event. It’s like having a floor routine, but I have to do it on a 4″ wide beam!! My routine is choreographed for me and it includes tumbling, acrobatic, and dance movements. My first meet, I scored a 9.5 and won 1st Place!
Bars are so much fun, but can be very hard to execute. It takes a lot of strength, courage, and training for me to master the techniques on this event. It’s my most difficult. When I dismount, I always feel relieved. At my first mock meet, I scored a 9.5. In my 3rd meet, I placed 1st with a 9.4!