It is just an extension of physical fitness. The Ancient Greeks liked to keep fit and maintained a Gymnasium in all cities for that purpose. A Gymnasium was simply a large courtyard for jumping and running. Another development led to competition between city states with the winner being granted privileges within his community. Later, as the Greeks had to defend themselves against military aggressors, these courtyards were turned into areas for military training where individual soldiers fought against each other to perfect warlike practices. The Romans tended to extend this practice and introduced a wooden horse into the arena
(u may refer here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/16001-history-origin-gymnastics/)Early Origins and The Greeks
Gymnastics as a sport didn't really have one "big bang" moment when it all began. Acrobats entertained the Egyptians over 7,000 years ago and there are frescoes that depict gymnasts on Crete in 2,700 BC. The actual word "gymnastics" is derived from the ancient Greek word "gymnos," which means "nude." This is appropriate as the Greeks did gymnastics in the nude in a building designed for it, complete with baths and changing rooms. The Romans kept the tradition of the Greeks going, adding the use of a wooden horse to running, jumping, Weightlifting, throwing, Wrestling and swimming. The Romans, however, used gymnastics as training for army troops.
Gymnastics was invented to express gracefulness,flexibility and beauty.I personally love gymnastics.
Frederick Jahn invented the gymnastics vault.
no. gymnastics is the sport of the gods. it was invented because its amazing.
The ancient Greeks invented gymnastics in the early 1800's.
everything was invented in Greece
The ancient Greeks invented gymnastics
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn invented Gymnastics.
Gymnastics was invented by the ancient Greeks in Greece.
the Greeks invented gymnastics along time ago. i'm happy they invented gymnastics because it's really fun!
The sport gymnastics was created in ancient times by the Greek to express gracefulness, flexibility, and beauty.
Someone from the ancient Greece time invented gymnastics. They used gymnastics for training to become stronger. At first it was an all men sport now women do it.
The Ancient Greeks invented gymnastics. :)
In ancient Greece.
Jim Nastic invented the sport in 1820
Over 5,000 years ago. The ancient Greeks had gymnastics.
No single person is credited with having invented gymnastics. The history of gymnastics goes back thousands of years to ancient Egypt.
Gymnastics was always in Russia, it was invented there. Every olympics, Russian gymnasts compete and do well.