History of Gymnastics

Timeline created by MadelineH
In History
  • Johann Basedow

    Johann Basedow
    He was the first to conduct gymnastics as part of education and the first modern writer and techer of organized gymnastics.
  • Guts Muth AKA:The Great Grandfather of Gymnastics

    Guts Muth AKA:The Great Grandfather of Gymnastics
    In the book Gymnatics for Youth, he described the use of sloping, balance, and swinging beam and climbing poles, ladders, and ropes. He wrote gymnastics exercises for girls in 1818.
  • Franz Nachtegall

    He formed a gymnasstics club and encouraged the government to incorporate traing in school.
  • Oer Henrik Ling A.K.A:The Father of Swedish Gymnastics

    Oer Henrik Ling A.K.A:The Father of Swedish Gymnastics
    He was a great gymnastics leader. He taught hundreds of students who were in a mass floor exercise.
  • Friedrich Ludwig Jahn A.K.A:The Father of Gymnastics and the Turn Father

    Friedrich Ludwig Jahn A.K.A:The Father of Gymnastics and the Turn Father
    THis man influenced many teachers including Francis Lieber, Charles Follen, and Charles Black. Jahn invented the horizontal bar, side horses, and vaulting buck.
  • Adolph Spiess A.K.A:Father of School Gymnastics

    Adolph Spiess A.K.A:Father of School Gymnastics
    He taught gymnastics in Switzerland. He added marching and free exercises to music.
  • FIG

    FIG stands for International Gymnastics Federation. This federation formed in 1881 and pioneered international competitions.
  • Olympics

    Olympics
    The first olympic games with gymnastics was this year.