• Giurka Gantcheva National Sports Academy Vassil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Yulia Borysova Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport, Department of Gymnastics, Dnipro, Ukraine
  • Nina Kovalenko Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport, Department of Foreign Languages, Dnipro, Ukraine




rhythmic gymnastics, artistic abilities, 7-8 years


A competitive composition in rhythmic gymnastics is a small performance that has its own storyline. That is what judges E1 and E2 evaluate. Judges’ penalties for unsatisfactory artistry can be up to 5 or 6 points. In the works of scientists, the issues of artistry education for 7-8-year-old gymnasts are hardly ever addressed. To develop a methodology for the development of artistic abilities of 7-8-year-old female gymnasts. Theoretical analysis and synthesis of scientific and methodological literature; questionnaire (survey of coaches); pedagogical observation, experiment, testing: expert assessments; mathematical statistics. The study involved 20 7-8-year-old female gymnasts who have engaged in rhythmic gymnastics for 2 to 3 year and have category 2 qualification. An analysis of scientific and methodological literature shows the need to intensify research into the development of the aesthetic component in the training of female athletes in rhythmic gymnastics. On the basis of our questionnaire, it has been determined that it is necessary to develop artistic abilities of young female gymnasts by using elements of facial gymnastics, performance and improvisation. Introduction of a methodology for shaping the artistic abilities of female gymnasts in the educational and training process of the experimental group subsequently led to an increase in the female gymnasts’ marks for their competitive routine by 1.3 ± 0.12 points (p <0.05). The improvement rate in artistry in the experimental group was 18.4%, and in the control group 8% (p <0.05).


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How to Cite

Gantcheva, G., Borysova, Y., & Kovalenko, N. (2021). EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ARTISTIC ABILITIES OF 7-8-YEAR-OLD RHYTHMIC GYMNASTS. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 13(1), 59-69. https://doi.org/10.52165/sgj.13.1.59-69

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