Looking into the history of rhythmic gymnastics helps us appreciate the effort that has gone into the sport before us. Rhythmic gymnastic's origin highlights its diversity beyond just young female athletes.
This page could not have been created without the help of the following individuals/webpages:
Evelyn Koop for bringing the sport to Canada and answering my endless questions
Kerstin Wadsten for her incredible amount of patience and help.
Alex Kochann's webpage for the event results
Nadejda's Rhythmic Gymnastic book
Jenny Bott's Rhythmic Gymnastic book
Robin Catalano for her finding the first ever score of 10 and many other info.
Vilje Arnestad for her photos and webpages
Diane Gunn for her information and participation
Malcolm for his relentless support for the Canadian team and my efforts
Melissa Haslam for going to the library and copying the Australian info for me.
Lori and Trish for telling me and the girls about the good o'days.
Akira Yokota for his information on Japanese Man's Rhythmic Gymnastics and Eiko for referring me to him.
Kirilka Nikolova for her information for Bulgaria and her ideas.
Lisa Bradley for supplying more details about Australia.
Barb Bishop for sharing her rhythmic gymnastic photo album from the 80s with me.