As I watched this montage of rhythmic gymnastics from the Beijing Olympics, I couldn’t help but notice some similarities in movements to figure skating.  I wonder if some of these gymnasts could easily move into figure skating if they had the right training.  They certainly have the strength, agility, and grace that many figure skaters have.

It’s interesting that many great women figure skaters have received gymnastics training.



What do you think?  Could some of these gymnasts compete in skating?  Do you think skaters could switch over to rhythmic gymnastics?  Which one do you think takes the most coordination?  Leave your comments below.