- Aug 5, 2019
I’m starting a new thread for this so as to not be a hijacker! This is of great interest to me. My daughter is tall for her age and I often wonder how long she will be able to last in this sport. She is a bars girl - but I always figured bars is the first event where height will become a problem. When people say a gymnast is tall they usually mean like 5’2” lol. She will certainly hit 5’6”. So I’m interested in the experience of being a gymnast who is actually tall, not just “taller” and the forecast I can expect for her future. In what ways can it be an advantage? At what level/skills does it become an insurmountable obstacle?I am equally as excited to watch my younger daughter conquer level 9 bars! She has grown so much. She is about 5' 6" now and it amazes me that bars is still her favorite event. She has definitely figured out how to make her height work to her advantage!