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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a collection of sporting disciplines involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, agility and coordination. The most recognised form is the Artistic gymnastics discipline typically involving exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault (for women); and high bar, parallel bars, still rings, floor exercise, vault, and pommel horse (for men). This form evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks, including skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills. Other major Olympic Gymnastics disciplines include Trampolining and Rhythmic gymnastics.

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Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which single competitors or pairs, trios or even more (generally five) manipulate one or two apparatuses: rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, theatrical dance, and apparatus manipulation. The victor is the participant who earns the most points, as awarded by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pivots, flexibility, apparatus handling, and artistic effect.

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Nellie Vladimirovna Kim (born 29 July 1957) is a retired Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics. She was the first woman in Olympic history to earn a perfect 10 score on the vault and the first to earn it on the floor exercise, rivaling Nadia Comaneci, Ludmilla Tourischeva, and other strong competitors of the 1970s. Kim worked for a long time as a coach, training several national teams, and judged many major international competitions. As President of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee, she coordinates the introduction of new rules in women's gymnastics, as provided by the new Code of Points, developed by the FIG in 2004–2005 and in effect since 2006.

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