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Fun Facts About Gymnastics

These are some fun facts about the sport of gymnastics.

  The first perfect score ever awarded was to Romanian’s Nadia Comeneci, who got the perfect score of 10 at the 1976 Montreal Games.

Most major gymnasts start their career at age 2 or 3.

 Gymnastics was introduced to the United States school systems by immigrants such as Charles Beck, Charles Follen, and Francis Lieber.

Most female gymnasts are at their best between ages 14-18.
Most male gymnasts are at their best between their late teens and early twenties.

After the 1966 Olympics, female gymnasts had to be at least 16 years old to compete in the Olympics.