Monday, March 12, 2012

My First Level 6 Gymnastics Meet

Last weekend, I had a gymnastics competition. It was my first competition as a level six. My highest scores were on floor (9.050), and vault (8.900).  Floor is my favorite event. The hardest part on floor is sticking all of the landings. The judges give deductions for not sticking the landings. During my routine, I didn't stick my front tuck but I stuck everything else. In past competition, I always received the highest scores on floor because it is my best event. 

I also like vault. Vault is almost the same as floor because you also have to stick the landing at the end and you need to run fast so you can get some power. This time, I took a small step after my vault and received a deduction. My favorite thing about vault is flying off the vault. It is very thrilling.

Bars is my hardest event. The hardest thing about bars is the fly away. A fly away is when you swing three times and on the third time you let go of the bar and flip. It is scary because it is really high off of the high bar. After you let go of the bar and flipped, you need to stick the landing. If you don't,  it is a big deduction.  I stuck it perfectly. The hardest part with bars is connecting each element. That is something I still need to work on.

Beam was the event that I always struggled with, but last year, I got my highest score on beam which was a 9.525. I didn't do as well on this meet and received a 8.825. On this meet, I wobbled a little bit, but I didn't fall. On the beam, you have to do a back walkover. My back walkover is hard because it is hard to get your hands on the beam. I also have a full turn in my routine which is hard to do. The final element in my routine is a dismount. My dismount is a forward handstand that I have to hold for 1 second, turn and do a side handstand for 2 seconds and then a final turn off of the beam. Maybe next meet I won't be so wobbly, and I will get a higher score.

Here is a video of my gymnastics competition.







Have you ever participated in a competition?

What kind?

34 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah,

    Bravo! I loved this post and watching you at your gymnastic meet. You did so well. I have to admit I cannot get over how fast you need to run to do your vault. I do believe you when you say that you feel like you are flying and I can imagine just how exciting that would feel.

    How long have your been doing gymnastics Sarah?
    Have you ever hurt yourself?

    I just love watching gymnastics it is a skill which requires a great deal of strength and balance all which I don't have, but how wonderful to see that you have.

    I used to do a bit of competitive running when I was younger but about the only time I run is when our dog loves to chase me around the back yard.

    You are a very talented young girl and I know your parents would so proud of you.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us all I just loved it.

    From your pal,
    AA :)

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    1. Dear AA,

      Thank you so much for taking your time and leaving me a lovely comment! I really appreciate all the time you put into your comments that you do on my blog!

      I have been doing gymnastics for two years and this is my third. I am really looking forward to my next level six meet that is on March 18th.

      I have sprained my fingers many times but none of them were from gymnastics. They were all from playing tennis. A couple times on the beam I have scratched my leg on the back walkover, but it doesn't really hurt. I hope you visit my blog again and continue to leave me some lovely comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  2. It's just superb!!!!!!!!!!! Great, Bravo Sarah!
    Uncle David

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    1. Dear David,

      Thank you so much for doing a lovely comment! I really appreciate that you took your time and left me a comment.

      I have some questions for you:

      What is your favorite event in gymnastics?

      What is Luba's favorite event in rithmic gymnastics? I hope you will visit my blog again and continue to leave me some lovely comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  3. Bravo!!!!! Just Superb, superb, marvelous!!!!!!!!!!
    Your uncle David

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  4. Natasha, Mia's momMarch 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Dear Sarah,

    You are an amazing gymnast! Your floor routine was excellent. It seems like you weigh only 5 lbs. because you glide through the air so effortlessly! Congratulations on moving to Level 6!

    Sincerely,
    Natasha, Mia's mom

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    1. Dear Natash,

      Thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely comment. Guess what, I am going to be judging in the gymnastics show! Is Mia going to be participating? I hope you will visit my blog again and continue to leave me some lovely comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  5. Dear Sarah,
    That was magnificent you are a wonderful. What you were doing looked very difficult.

    I have not participated in a competition before but I would like to.

    Gymnastics looks fun but difficult at the same time.

    Sarah I have a question for you.

    Did you feel nervous when you were doing gymnastics? I would be very nervous if I had to do gymnastics in front of judges.

    From your pal,
    BB.

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    1. Dear BB,

      Thank you for leaving me such a lovely comment. I felt nervous on the beam because I was scared I was going to fall. I hope you leave many more comments.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  6. Dear Sarah,
    Great Job!!!
    I'm always feel nervous looking at you while you doing your difficult moves. It's a very difficult sport and requires a lot of training. We all are proud of you not only for how well you progressed but also of your determination and willingness to work so hard.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

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    1. Dear Tanya,

      I really enjoyed your wonderful comment! I am so glad that you always leave me some lovely comments.

      What was your favorite event that I did?

      From,
      Sarah

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  7. Dear Sarah,

    I enjoyed reading your blog post and watching your video. I have a blog, also! To get there, go to http://taylord8.edublogs.org/. I liked the video because you did impressive jumps and flips. You also did dramatic hand motions. It reminded me of how much you must've practiced. I hope to see a comment from you on my blog! I can't wait to see your next post!

    Your blogging buddy,
    Taylor ;)

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  8. Dear Sarah,

    That was amazing! Nobody in my family could do that!

    I have only participated in a competition once that I could think of. In 2011, There was a chess tournament in the chess enrichment class that I took. At the end of every chess term, there is always a tournament to see who can get the highest. You start off on pawn island. Then you go to knight's court; then rook's castle. Finally, you go to king's corner. I came in third in that tournament.

    My favorite part of your tournament was the first part. I liked how you were doing all those flips.

    Why were you wearing those dresses?

    Sincerely,
    Royce

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    1. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

      Dear Royce,

      Thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely comment. On that chess tournament you did great. I'me not so good at chess but my mom is very good. When my sister and my mom play I would always pick to be on my mom's team because she is so good at it.

      They are not called dresses they are leotards. We always wear them for practice. For competition, we have a special leotard with rhinestones to make us shine. Everybody on our team has to wear the same special leotard.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  9. Hi ♥Sarah♥,

    My name is Grace. I know that you go to AOGC because I go there also! I always see you when I go to practice (on Wednesday). You are in team right? Your gymnastics is spectacular!
    No, I have never been in a competition, but somday I hope to be in a gymnastics one.

    Who is your gymnastics coach?

    Your gymnastics loving friend,
    ♥Gr♥ce♥

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  10. Your awsome! Your form is great. I like gymnastics to. It is fun. I do gymnastics to. I am in level 5. Our team just had the first level 5 tournament of the year. The video is on my blog. Visit it at slaymay.blogspot.com

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  11. Dear Sarah,

    Wow! You are an exceptional gymnast!

    Abbey has been in a competition before. On Memorial Day weekend, I went to a difficult soccer tournament by the beach. Sadly, we lost two games that we played. The first team was outstanding and beat us seven to zero. The second game the score was one to two. :(

    Grace has been in a Hula Hoop contest at a city fair. I won second place. Hooray! Also, Grace has been in a jump rope contest at the school Jog-O-Thon and won second place.

    How long have you been doing gymnastics?
    How long have you been preparing for this competition?

    Sincerely,
    Abbey and Grace

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    1. Dear Abbey and Grace,

      Thank you so much for spending your time to leave me such a lovely comment! It's too bad you didn't win that soccer tournament, Abbey. You both seem like you guys are very athletic. How many jumps did you jump at the jog-a-thon?

      I have been doing gymnastics for about 4 years. We prepare for competition in the summer, and compete in the winter.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  12. I do gymnastics too.By the way your performents was amazing:-)
    Kelly

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    1. Dear Sarah,

      Your video was magnificent I loved the bars, the vault and the beam. How long have you been doing gymnastics? I been doing gymnastic too.

      Sincerely,

      Marley

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  13. Dear Sarah
    We heard that you have problems on the beam. So we would like to give you some advice for the beam. Put your hands in the air but using gymnastics fingers.

    Love,

    Molly and Sarah

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  14. Dear Sarah
    You are very good at gymnastics. I like when you were doing your floor routine & valt and bars . I like your blog.
    From Klai Klai.

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  15. Dear Sarah
    My name is Rei. I am 8 years old. I also do gymnastics. I did 4 competitions. When it was my first gymnastic competition I was nervous. Were you nervous? I think your blog is great.
    Rei

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  16. Hi this is Alfie & Matthew.

    Dear Sarah,

    Great gymnastic skills, we liked your video with all of those moves. We felt like you when we did the bars at a mall here in Bangkok called Emporium. We spanned around on the bars and we felt scared because we might fall.

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  17. Dear Sarah I really liked your flips & somersault.
    I also do gymnastics.
    I already did two gymnastics competitions.
    I guess you practice a lot.
    I liked your video.

    From Hannelore.

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  18. Hi Sarah I like your competition so much!!! I've also had a chess tournament and I won a silver did you win a medal before ? I know how fun it is and scary to be in a competition because I was in one. Aidan

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  19. Dear Sarah,
    I think you are better than me at gymnastics because floor is hard for me and you think it's easy, so your sooooo wonderful!!! I wish I could do better than that.

    I also know that you're better than me because I quit at level five and miss the level four competition.


    I also remember in the blog you said you want to do better next time. On the beam you could put two hands on top to balance and you wouldn't fall down.

    Do you mind if I ask two questions?

    Do you like gymnastics? Do you have any friends in gymnastics?

    From,
    Kippei

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  20. Dear Sarah:

    You are so awesome. Your blog and gymnastics competition were so awesome!
    And congrats for the competition and you were very brave on the beam.


    From: Kim & Benny :)

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  21. Hi Sarah I love your blog .I found it amazing when you did a flick flack and handstand on the beam and stood on the High bar and did a backflip. Wow!

    Bye bye,

    Jelle

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  22. Dear Sarah,

    Your gymnastics competition was great. I liked the video. It looked hard to do all the flips. I also do gymnastics. I already did 3 gymnastics competitions.

    Sincerely,

    Sabina

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  23. Dear Sarah you did good in your competition. When you did your bars I was amazed. You learned so good. It was very hard to do the beam because you did a flip on the beam. Nirban used to do gymnastics. We have a question for you. Do you ever feel nervous?

    Good blog.

    Best regard,

    Haikel and Nirban.

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  24. Dear Sarah,

    We both take soccer lessons at Bangkok soccer school and last month we also had a competition and we won against the other team. By the way your gymnastics is amazing.

    Sincerely,

    Oscar and Felix

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  25. Dear Sarah
    I like how you do all those flips and turns. I use to do gymnastics in year 1. I was in silver. Once I tried to do a flip but I hurt my foot. I am really amazed at how you do your flips. Sarah I have a question for you. Where do you get all those amazing dresses?

    Yumi

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  26. Dear Sarah
    I liked when you did a handstand on the beam. I do gymnastics just like you.I am in level two in gymnastics.I have advising for you for the beam just put your hands out which will help your balancing.

    Sincerely,

    Pinky

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