Women were able to participate in the Olympics starting in 1900.
3 is the most common age start for Olympic gymnasts!
Only men were able to compete in the Ancient Olympics. Women were forbid to enter the Ancient Olympics, or, Olympia, as it was called back then.
Womans were not allowed to compete in the Olympics in the ancient history because only men were able worship Zeus the mythology god that was started to worship him, until the 1900 Paris Olympics games woman's were not able to compete.
No women have not always been able to compete because in the ancient Olympics women were thought to be too frail and were not aparantly not good at sport.
So athletes who cannot compete in the regular Olympics can compete. They get the same sense of accomplishment, recognition and satisfaction as athletes in the regular Olympics, and people think it's important that they should be able to.
Women were first allowed to compete in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. There were 19 women out of a total of 1,225 athletes.
oh is that what you call it, competing i thought australia were there just for fun this year lol, only joking sorry:), i believe the age restrictions vary, for example a 14 year old wouldnt be able to compete in boxing but could in gymnastics, i think generally if you are good enough, age is just a number
The first time that women were allowed to compete in the Olympics was in 1900, at the Paris games. There were a total of 975 men and 22 women athletes at the Olympics that year. The women competed in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrianism and golf.
Many people are sixteen or seventeen in the olympics. So unless you are beyond a prodigy, and are able to go up agains those who have been tumbling since they could walk, I'm sorry, but it is VERY unlikely.
After the attack on Nancey Kerrigan Michelle Kwan was able to come in second behind Tonya Harding so she would have but because Kerrigan was not able to compete, the USFSA sent Kerrigan to the Olympics anyway dropping Michelle out. Though she went as an alternate, she did not compete.