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The Olympics, in general, only requires an athlete to be a citizen of their country for them to be eligible to compete under their flag. The Olympic charter states the following: 41 Nationality of competitors* Any competitor in the Olympic Games must be a national of the country of the NOC which is entering such competitor. All matters relating ...


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I'm not sure if there's a good answer for this one that is not almost completely opinion based (unless some standards body has published their criteria for creating the current scoring system). The scoring drives how conservative or risky you can be while still remaining competitive. That reflects one way that the standards-settings bodies for these sports ...


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It may be an unsatisfying answer, but the real reason is that Olympic competition for a particular sport is run by the rules of that sport's international governing body, not by any one body (i.e. the IOC). So, for example, FINA, the world swimming organization, may have different false start rules from World Athletics, which runs track and field. So ...


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Usually a person doing a backflip for the first time wouldn't go up and do it. It will take drills and drills for about at LEAST 3 months until the gymnast gets the feelings. Then they will do a backflip with the coach spotting them, best on the trampoline or a soft mat. There isnt any way to prevent the injuries. The best way possible is to do drills again ...


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After some clarifications in the comments, it seems that the sport in question is wheel gymnastics. Regarding the name of the equipment, I will quote the Wikipedia article (current revision). Wheel gymnasts do exercises in a large wheel or hoop known as the Rhönrad, gymnastics wheel, gym wheel, or German wheel, in the beginning also known as ayro wheel, ...


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For 1), using reference from FIG MAG 2017 Code of Points (PDF download), the closest one I could find was number 64 in Part 3, Rings skills section (page 87), which was Vertical pull up with straight arms to cross or L-cross From my experience as a gymnast, it could be concisely called Vertical Pull up with straight arms to cross or L-cross momentarily, ...


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Include a bunch of easy-to-achieve items so that everyone has some things checked off. Depending on the age of your athletes, they might realize that some of the items are really just filler/nonsense. If that's still not enough, then do the checklists on separate pieces of paper that you hand out and go over with each athlete individually. I'm not super ...


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It is an individual thing, but lack of discipline tends to be the problem most people can't overcome. To learn them quickly, you need to balance your schedule between "as often as possible" and "getting lasting pain" (injuries are bad!). That's about an hour or two per day for most beginners. Warming up helps preventing injuries, so don't get lazy on that. ...


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I found that lying it splits upside down (feet in air, back on ground) against a wall for 30min each night works. I used to do it while I watched television.


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