|Quoting GEEZER (Thread starter):|
syncronized "ribbon twirling"
WOW, I don't even know what to say here dude, nor even where to start. I think your comment is incredibly naive. My grandfather was the president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for twenty years after an incredible career as a 4-time world champion and nine time Olympic medalist in artistic gymnastics.
I grew up around various world championships and Olympic games and am very close to all FIG-related sports (both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, aerobics and trampoline). Rhythmic Gymnastics has been recognized as an FIG discipline since 1961 and an Olympic sport since '84. Just because you happened to stumble upon some synchronization exercises and truly have absolutely no understanding of what this sport actually entails, doesn't entitle you to say the sport is questionable. Synchronization in RG is one of many different events that the girls perform, the main of which consist of individual disciplines with the use of clubs, hoop, ball and ribbon. The accessories the athletes use in conjunction with the routines are just a tiny sliver of skill that is needed. The sport combines aerobics, ballet, gymnastics and dancing all into one, creating incredible flexibility and intricate complexity in their routines.
I can go one for days about this, but considering you obviously haven't done your homework prior to posting such a childish post, I won't even bother. Unless you truly want to learn what RG is all about, then feel free to message me and we can discuss.
People follow and participate in various sports. Just because you don't know anything about them, doesn't mean they are inferior, questionable or any other word you want to use here. It's incredibly disrespectful to the athletes and the sports they all and devote their entire lives to.