Why are gymnasts so short?
By moving their arms in, they’ve decreased the amount of weight that’s far away from the axis of rotation and they’ve decreased their moment of inertia, making it easier for them to spin at high speed. The smaller a gymnast is, the easier it is for her to rotate in the air.
What is Kim Zmeskal doing now?
Kimberly Lynn Zmeskal Burdette (née Zmeskal on February 6, 1976) is an American retired artistic gymnast turned gymnastics coach and the 1991 World All-Around champion. She currently coaches gymnastics and co-owns Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Coppell, Texas, with her husband Chris Burdette.
What is Ragan Smith studying?
Ragan Smith finds joy in college gymnastics after life-changing decision.
Is Ashton Locklear still doing gymnastics?
Hamlet native Ashton Locklear announced her retirement from the sports of gymnastics on Thursday. Locklear is a two-time national champion on the uneven bars and won three gold medals with Team USA. Hamlet native Ashton Locklear announced her retirement from the sports of gymnastics on Thursday.
Where did McKayla Maroney attend college?
The University of Michigan had a sports team with the same name and McKayla thought that she and her team should be unique and set themselves apart. It was hard for them to decide between feisty and fierce, but the team eventually decided on the latter.