Richmond Gymnastics Competitive Program is run by
Coach Rory Kerrigan, and Assistant Head Coach Matt
Artistic Gymnastics in divided into two
sports, Women's Artistic, and Men's Artistic.
Each program is divided by levels Pre-competitive,
Provincial and National.
To contact Rory, call the gym (604) 278 - 3614 or
Artistic Gymnastics is the most popular and well
known to the public of the seven gymnastics
disciplines. The popularity of the sport of Women's
Artistic Gymnastics as it is known today, is largely
due to the performances of Olga Korbut of the USSR at
the 1972 Olympics, and of Nadia Comaneci, of Romania at
the 1976 Olympics, in Montreal. Both Olga and Nadia
captured the attention and imagination of girls all
over the world, resulting in the most rapid growth of
any sport in recent history. The reason for this
popularity can most likely be chalked up to the ability
of the sport to build upon the lively movements and
grace of youth.
Womenís Artistic Gymnastics is an incredibly
challenging sport, demanding strength, power,
flexibility, agility, courage, and a combination of
technical precision and artistic creativity. When these
elements are mastered, the performances appear almost
effortless and are riveting to watch.
Women's artistic gymnastics consists of four events:
Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, and Floor.
Artistic Gymnastics is a sport that exemplifies
strength and dynamic ability. Many of the participants
in menís gymnastics experience the thrill of defying
gravity, and performing skills that would seem
impossible to the average individual.
Gymnastics is immediately appealing to young boys as
a great activity to channel energy and fearlessness.
It is a sport that begins with the development of
balance and strength and continues from this point to
develop the complete range of
physical demands that many other sports only partially
develop. It is a balance of artistry with the raw
force of strength, power, speed, agility and
Most male gymnasts begin at an early age, but will
continue on in the sport into their late 20's at the
international level. Men's gymnastics is a part of the
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships which take
place every two years for Team Championships, and every
other year for individual apparatus championships. It
is also a sport included in the Olympic Games.
There are six events that are competed in this
Gymnastics discipline: Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings,
Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar.