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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 choose the right hoop size for rhythmic gymnastics?
We are often asked about how to choose the right hoop size for rhythmic gymnastics.
There are few size charts you can be guided by 📊
✨3-4 years- 60 cm
✨5-6 years- 65 cm
✨7-8 years- 70 cm
✨9-10 years- 75 cm
✨11-12 years- 80 cm
✨13+ - 85-90 cm
✨up to 130 cm - 60-65 cm
✨130 cm - 70 cm
✨140cm - 75 cm
✨150 cm - 80 cm
✨160 cm - 85 cm
✨170 cm upwards - 90 cm
❗️Note: the most reliable way of choosing the right hoop size is to measure the distance from the floor up to the gymnast's belly button
❗️Your coach can give you the best advice ( as always👌) on what size would be best.