Gym­nas­tics

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Au­gust 6–21 Dead cert Louis Smith ( right), the for­mer Euro­pean cham­pion on the pom­mel horse, made his­tory in 2008 as the first Bri­tish man to win an in­di­vid­ual gym­nas­tics medal for 100 years; more peo­ple may know that he went on to win Strictly Come Danc­ing Best of Bri­tish Max Whit­lock ( left) in the al­laround and pom­mel-horse events Corinthian con­tender Reign­ing Bri­tish floor cham­pion Amy Tin­kler, 16, is the youngest of Team GB’S 366-strong del­e­ga­tion of ath­letes Beat that Na­dia Co­maneci scored a perfect 10.00 at the Mon­treal Olympics in 1976, but the elec­tronic score­board wasn’t con­fig­ured to dis­play a four-digit max­i­mum—it showed 1.00 in­stead Golden mo­ment When a young Soviet ath­lete cap­ti­vated the world at Mu­nich in 1972, tak­ing home three gold medals. Olga Kor­but’s flip was later banned at the Olympics for be­ing too dan­ger­ous Need to know The word ‘gym­nas­tics’ is de­rived from the Greek word gym­nós, mean­ing ‘naked’

Com­piled by Jeremy Tay­lor. Ad­di­tional re­search by Kate Green and Katy Bir­chall

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