The Gymnastics Book : the Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics. (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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The Gymnastics Book : the Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics.

Author: Elfi/ Dunn Claire Ross Schlegel
Publisher: [United States] : Firefly Books : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An excellent book in every way ... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport. --School library Journal (starred review) This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elfi/ Dunn Claire Ross Schlegel
ISBN: 9781770880740 1770880747
OCLC Number: 974260370
Description: 1 online resource
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An excellent book in every way ... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport. --School library Journal (starred review) This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a medal-winning, record-breaking gymnast who is now a noted instructor. The topics covered in detail include: Finding a good gymnastics club Qualities to look for in a coach Warm-up and cool-down exercises Entering competitive gymnastics Managing victories and losses The importance of family and friends Nutrition and apparel Financial aspects A typical day of training for competition. The book is also filled with anecdotes and advice from Olympic stars, taking beginners behind the scenes and offering a no-holds-barred account of life as a competitive gymnast. New gymnasts featured include: Shallon Olsen: At just 11 years old she ranked first overall in her age category. She now has the 2016 Olympics games in her sights. Kyle Shewfelt: To date, Kyle is the only Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, Athens) from Canada. Emily Boycott: A Special Olympics athlete and 27 years old, her team took home five gold medals from the 2007 Beijing Olympics.

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