The Students Olympic Association, Maharashtra held it’s Annual District Competition for Rhythmic Gymnastics for girls on September 20, 2015.  The competition held at the Global Indian International School, Chinchwad campus had almost 40 participants from GIIS Chinchwad in the categories of U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-17.

The competition was a display of outstanding talent laced beautifully with well defined gymnastic moves of the young girls. The flexibility, grace, agility, and confidence which all the participants exuded were indeed the highlight of the show. Accentuating the moves with ribbons and hoops, the young girls were a delight to watch as they maneuvered the props showcasing the best to the audiences.

The panel of judges included Ms Neha Gaikwad, Ms Shraddha Shelar, Mr Choudhare and Tejal Pardeshi. Participating students were judged on aspects of artistry, pivot, balance, difficulty and execution of the performance. Each one earned a huge round of applause from the audiences with their clean lines of postures and good amplitude of leaps. The young gymnasts of GIIS earned a lot of acclaim for the school by securing a first position in all the categories.

Students who bagged the first position are Ananya Deshpande (U-10), Yukta Kumarkar (U-17), Rasika Chate  (U-12) and Gayatri Dhivsarkar (U-14). Other students who secured 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions are Inisha Sethiya, Gayatri Shirsavkar, Astha Gupta, Asmita Ramdhave, Madhura Chate, Vineebha Prasad, Arya Asad, Arya Joshi, Amnah Asad and Rujuta Walavalkar. All the ranked students from 1st to 4th Position are directly selected for State Level.

Rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that combines ballet, dance, and acrobatics, with expressive movement and apparatus manipulation of the ball, clubs, hoop, ribbon, and rope. This sport is perfectly balanced for developing flexibility, strength, and hand/body-eye coordination.

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