Did you know?
Rhythmic gymnastics came from many different things, like ballet. It also came from the German way of using equipment and the Swedish way having freedom to work on rhythm.
Rhythmic gymnastics became official in 1963, and in 1964, the first competition happened. A gymnast from the Soviet Union named Ludmila Savinkova won.
The first time rhythmic gymnastics was in the Olympics was in 1984 in Los Angeles. That year, a Canadian gymnast called Lori Fung won.
How to take care of rhythmic gymnastics balls?
- Make sure to use the recommended inflation needle. It is best to use the same brand air pump as the RG ball. Add lubricant to the needle to make it easy to insert it.
- Insert it straight to the valve, while rotating it left to right. Make sure not to add too much pressure to the ball or the needle to ensure the ball is not damaged.
- Pump air slowly to gain the correct size and do not inflate it too much as it will affect its shape.
- Balls should be inflated to the lower end of the pressure range and kept vertically.
- Dissolve a small amount of neutral detergent for dishwashing, into cold water. Use a light, soft sponge on the surface to scrub.
- Wash the ball in the detergent with the sponge.
- Rinse well and gently, towel dry the ball using a microfiber towel. Microfiber towel ensures the ball to dry gently and retain the shining surface of the ball. Do not pat and dry with a regular towel as it could damage the ball exterior shine.