Ball (rhythmic gymnastics)

The ball is an apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. It is made of either rubber or synthetic material (pliable plastic) provided it possesses the same elasticity as rubber. It is 18 to 20 centimetres (7.1 to 7.9 in) in diameter and must have a minimum weight of 400 grams (14 oz).[1] The ball can be of any colour. The ball should rest in the gymnast's hand and not rest against the wrist or be able to be grasped.[2]

Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Fundamental elements of a ball routine include bouncing, throwing, and rolling.[3] The gymnast must use both hands and work on the whole floor area whilst showing continuous flowing movement.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics 101: Equipment". NBC Olympics. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  2. ^ "About Rhythmic Gymnastics - Apparatus". International Gymnastics Federation. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  3. ^ Pittman, Travis (29 June 2021). "Rules of the Game: Rhythmic Gymnastics". WKYC. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  4. ^ Velayos, Diana (6 August 2021). "What are the four apparatus in Rhythmic gymnastics?". AS. Retrieved 2 February 2024.