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Hate the rumors!!

How do you feel about the bad things people say about gymnastics?

  • I hate it! That's not what our sport really is!

    Votes: 20 52.6%
  • It is kind of annoying, but it's also true about elite...

    Votes: 7 18.4%
  • I could care less what people say, even if it's not true.

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • It's true about all levels, but i still don't want them trashing our sport!

    Votes: 4 10.5%
  • I think it's totally true!

    Votes: 3 7.9%

  • Total voters
    38
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gym4lifee

New Member
Apr 15, 2008
37
Massachuesetts
You know what really bothers me?
All the interveiws, and books saying how bad gymnastics is for us. Like how the coaches are too mean, and insult us and judges being to cruel and everything! i mean no coaches are like ever like that! Most coaches are nice and encouraging, and once in a while mean, but every body has a bad day once in a while. All these people judge our sport, and they don't even know the coaches that most people are taught by. They treat our sport like it's bad fo every body, and little children shouldn't be introduced to it. When in reality, it teaches balance, coordinatin, and grace. It is so good at helping us grow up and realize that these skills are important life skills. I have learned (and continue to learn) so much from this sport, and I hate that people are tearing it down, because there are a few bad coaches out there. What's your opinion on what everybody says about gymnastics?
 

gymluvr33

Active Member
Jul 31, 2008
580
New Hampshire, USA
I said that I hate it..., but I do know that in some cases it is true, as it is true with any sport. However, as a whole, I think that gymnastics really is a great sport to be in.
 
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allaroundgirl

Guest
I have to agree with gymluvr33. Sometimes it is true, as with any sport. But as a whole gymnastics is a wonderful sport.
 

gym4lifee

New Member
Apr 15, 2008
37
Massachuesetts
yeah, i know it's true in all sports, but it just annoys me that that is all some people are starting to see of our sport. like if everybody saw it as often as it really happened i wouldn't have a problem with it.Grrrr :mad:
 

gym4lifee

New Member
Apr 15, 2008
37
Massachuesetts
Doctors! urgg

you mean like if you get hurt? and the doctors are like oh well t's because she wasn't trained well enough, or oh well her trainers didn't strengthen her ankles enough. ughh thats true i totally forgot about them!
 

ebie2005

Member
Mar 29, 2009
109
i hate it when non gymnasts say our choaches are horrid my coach is great she really kind when you get hurt and you progress really well with her and she has never been harsh on us and always gives loads of praise
 
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cher062

Guest
It could be said of any sport really that isn't just the local soccer or llittle leage team. Any sport that you are serious about you will spend many hours practicing with coaches who get frustrated and will yell at times. But I think that is part of any sport. Over all those folks that don't understand usually have never had the commitment to a sport (or any thing really) that required hours of practice to get good at. i think in the 10 years my kids have been doing gymnastics I've only seen one coach that was questionable and he only lasted a month at the gym before being fired.
 

eeyoretumbles

Member
Jul 13, 2008
234
rainy washington
Frankly, I just don't think people understand. When gymnasts learn to suck it up and things like that, and people think that it's horrible that we're working in some conditions, I think they'd actually have to experience how we felt to know why we love this sport. When you tell people you love gymnastics, it's so hard to describe! I think gymnastics is held in a negative life in some ways, and at times I just really wish people knew how gymnasts felt.
 
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scooterwinnie

Guest
That's exactly how I feel! I think that if they just gave it a simple try, they would know how it feels. Being a gymnast can get frustrating at times, because learning new skills can be a little tough! So when I hear their words, it makes me a bit angry, too. I know the feeling!
 
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