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Science Shows Gymnastics is the Hardest Sport in the World!

Science finally has some facts to prove what we have known all along – Gymnastics is the most difficult sport on the planet, both mentally and physically. And here are the scientific facts and statistics to prove it.

Here are the factors that put gymnasts and gymnastics at the top of the sports hierarchy difficulty in:

Balance
Rotation
Spatial Awareness
Nine times Body Weight Strength
Proprioception and Kinesthetic Awareness
Skill and Routine Timing to Six Thousandths of a Second
Short Distance Sprint Speed of 16+ (20+ for men) Miles per Hour
Tumbling and Vault Heights of 13+ (16+ for men) Feet High
900 Degrees of Rotation and 360 Degrees (1080 Degrees now being done) of Twisting in Less Than One Second

Something I believe we can all agree on, and now we’ve got the facts to prove it!

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