Being under-age in Gymnastics is cheating because it violates the rules set by FIG - that no gymnast my be under the age of 16.
This is a rule that is basically only relevant to women's gymnastics (due to the fact that men's gymnastics requires immense strength and overall fitness that it is practically impossible to find in boys below 16). It is only really relevant to woman's gymnastics because for female gymnasts, it is basically a race against time.
By the age of 20, most female gymnasts have retired, due to the fact their body cannot cope with strain it is put under (there are however, exections to this rule, such as Beth Tweddle (23, GB) who competed in Bars at the Olympics in Beijing (she placed 4th) and another female gymnast, who I cannot remember the name of, sadly, who won a gold Olympic medal for Germany at the age of 33).
Other factors include that younger gymnasts often have an 'edge' over older competitors, due to the fact they weigh less and are far shorter (such as the Chinese female gymnasts this year, some of whom weighed less that 85lbs and were about 4'6").
For more information/a clearer answer, I would suggest searching the FIG website - http://www.fig-gymnastics.com/
There is no height requirement to compete in Olympic gymnastics.
she became an olympic gymnast by being really good at gymnastics!
Gymnastics has been around for centuries. Gymnastics comes from the word Gymnos, meaning naked in Greek. Which is were and how gymnastics started, with all men being naked in the Greek Olympic games. Ancient Greece is where gymnastics origionated but has become more modernized in China, America, Russia and the Ukraine.
Gymnastics became an Olympic sport in 1896. When the Olympic movement was resurrected at the first Olympics Games in Athens in 1896, gymnastics made a fitting return. Germany, which was key in developing apparatus gymnastics, won most of the medals as men from five countries competed in the horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings and vault.
Rules for olympic gymnastics is that before you compete a skill that hasn't been done before, it has to be approved by the USA gymnastics committee. And it also has to follow all the rules of gymnastics. For example, you're not allowed to stand on the women's high bar anymore, even though Olga Korbut did in a previous Olympic Games. If you do, it's a HUGE deduction. If a female gymnast takes a skill from men's high bar and adds it to her uneven bar routine she could get a .5+ deduction for the skill not being approved yet. On floor if you throw a quad twist you could get a huge deduction because the judges don't want the athletes to risk injury from such a difficult skill.
In most states, a underage person cannot be at a party where alcohol is being served. This goes for anyone who is drinking or not.
Mary Lou Retton gained fame by being the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics. She won the medal in the 1984 Olympics after scoring a perfect 10 on both the floor exercise and the vault.
The 2012 Olympics are being held in London. The Gymnastics part of the Olympics are being held in the Millennium Dome (o2), London.
Yes cheating is considered a sin. Cheating on a test or to any other person is a sin because by cheating you are being dishonest. Being dishonest is just like lying. And lying is a sin.
Romania has won the most Olympic medals in gymnastics with Nadia ComÄƒneci being the most decorated Romanian Olympian with 9 medals won (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze).Romania has also done very well in rowing, athletics, and canoeing.
i think just from being a popular sport and that practicly every college has gymnastics that they had put it in th olympics! :]