A few months after the last Olympic cycle in Rio, more and more Olympians are starting to announce their retirement from rhythmic gymnastics. Early last month, Russian rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva has officially announced her retirement at age 19. Last week, it was Margarita Mamun’s turn to be suspected of having been retired, but before that, it was Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-Jae who officially announced her retirement first.
At the annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony on Tuesday night at Monaco, the four-time Rio Olympic champion Simone Biles did it once again! She has been awarded as the World Sportswoman of the Year, alongside fellow American, four-time World Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt.
Gymnastics, be it rhythmic or artistic, requires a whole lot of movements because this is what the sport is all about, the scores are even based on the athlete’s movements. To do said movements with maximum ease and safety in mind, gymnasts have to wear the proper clothes so they could execute their podium-worthy skills without hindrances.
Sleep, like other things our kids’ bodies need, is most of the time overlooked when talking about the factors that contributes to the success of our children in their chosen sports. When talking about health, also, most parents only think about what they feed their children or how much exercise their child does. What most of us parents do not realize is that the amount of time our children spend not exercising or training and is instead spent in sleeping is as important as everything else.
As an athlete who is physically active almost every day, our kid’s nutritional diet is in fact not enough to achieve the right body growth or right amount of energy needed in their sports. We are already hands-on in preparing their everyday meals and if we have been doing this long enough, we start to memorize all the right kinds of food to allow them to consume. Aside from these foods, however, we also must know all the right kinds of vitamins to supplement our young athletes with when necessary.