Question: When did womens gymnastics become popular?

But by the 1950s, Japan, the Soviet Union, and the Eastern European countries began to produce the leading male and female gymnasts. Modern gymnastics gained considerable popularity because of the performances of Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union in the 1972 Olympics, and Nadia Comaneci of Romania in the 1976 Olympics.

When did gymnastics become popular?

Gymnastics earned a spot in the first summer Olympic games in 1896 and has been an Olympic sport ever since. When the US military brought gymnastics training to America in the late 1800s, the sport quickly caught on as a popular mental and physical exercise among the civilian middle and upper classes.

Who is the most famous female gymnast of all time?

Simone Biles World Artistic Gymnastics ChampionshipsRankGymnasticsNation1Simone BilesUnited States2Svetlana KhorkinaRussia3Gina GogeanRomania4Larisa LatyninaSoviet Union18 more rows

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