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ˈdʒɪm næst, -nəstgym·nast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gymnastnoun

    an athlete who is skilled in gymnastics


  1. gymnastnoun

    One who performs gymnastics

  2. Etymology: From γυμναστής, from γυμνάζω, from γυμνός


  1. gymnast

    Gymnastics is a type of sport that includes physical exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills. The most common form of competitive gymnastics is artistic gymnastics (AG), which consists of, for women (WAG), the events floor, vault, uneven bars, and beam; and for men (MAG), the events floor, vault, rings, pommel horse, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. The governing body for competition in gymnastics throughout the world is the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). Eight sports are governed by the FIG, including gymnastics for all, men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining (including double mini-trampoline), tumbling, acrobatic, aerobic, and parkour. Disciplines not currently recognized by FIG include wheel gymnastics, aesthetic group gymnastics, TeamGym, and Mallakhamba. Participants in gymnastics-related sports include young children, recreational-level athletes, and competitive athletes at all levels of skill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gymnastnoun

    one who teaches or practices gymnastic exercises; the manager of a gymnasium; an athlete

  2. Etymology: [Gr. gymnasth`s a trainer of athletes: cf. F. gymnaste. See Gymnasium.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gymnast in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gymnast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gymnast in a Sentence

  1. Kate Foster:

    She said that she had never coached a one-legged gymnast before, but she was willing to try if I was.

  2. Nastia Luikin:

    She's the best in the world and she will be the best gymnast that has ever lived in my opinion, all that is missing is that Olympic gold, that is the cherry on top. But I have no doubt in my mind she will do that.

  3. Tina Fey:

    I’m on a plane, trying to write the thing … trying to provide some relief, you try your best, you try to have your eyes open, try to be so mindful, but it’s also a fast-moving train. I felt like a gymnast who did like a very solid routine and broke her ankle on the landing. Because it’s literally within the last 2-3 sentences of the piece that I chumped it. And I screwed up, and the implication was that I was telling people to give up and not be active and to not fight. That wasnotmy intention, obviously. … I didn’t want anybody to get hurt. … If I had a time machine, I could go back…I would end the piece by saying… ‘Fight them in every way except the way that they want.’ But I didn’t write that in time! I wrote that two days later as I was pacing in my house. It’s painful. I wanted to help, but I chumped it. But the culture of apology is not for me.

  4. Nadia Comaneci:

    I was aware of [Olaru's] project and his research on the secret police files and informers, i told him that my whole memory is in the book I wrote, ‘Letters to a Young Gymnast.’ Nothing more to add. Life goes on.

  5. Li Li Leung:

    I believe that we have as an organization a responsibility and an obligation to holistically develop our gymnasts and our athletes, so its not just about developing a technically superior gymnast who performs well in the gym but it is about developing a holistic athlete who is best set up for life even beyond the sport.

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