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Funny, Motivational & Inspirational Gymnastics Quotes And Sayings

If you are the parent of a cutesty little child hoping to become world famous with their gymnastic ability, you or your short order Simon Biles might just need a little inspiration for your little one's daily training regimen. If that is the case, it is possible that some funny and/or motivational quotes for kids might be just the thing to use. All of these kid-friendly quotes about gymnastics that guaranteed to pump your little champion up and get them in the mood to shoot for that spotlight at the Olympics.
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.
Nadia Comaneci
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Yes, I was a kid, but I think I knew what I was doing.
Nadia Comaneci


I don’t like messing up. I think that’s just a part of my personality. I don’t like to mess up or do anything wrong. When I’m in gymnastics, I like to see my hit percent as high as possible.
Jacob Dalton

It’s very tough for me to focus. I’m like: ‘Look, something shiny! No, focus. Oh, there goes a butterfly!’
Gabby Douglas

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.
Unknown
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In gymnastics, everything is a competition. You want to have your hair look the best and your makeup look the best. You want to be the best, and you want to have the prettiest leotard.
McKayla Maroney

Competing in gymnastics is the greatest reminder of being alive as a human being.
Raj Bhavsar

It’s important to push yourself further than you think you can go each and every day — as that is what separates the good from the great.
Kerri Strugg

We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give.
Simone Biles

What I’ve always loved about gymnastics and one of the many reasons I love watching it now is the combination of skill and freedom it has – the discipline and expression – letting you dance.
Gwendoline Christie
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I would like beautiful gymnastics to be recognized as the best. I want the judges to appreciate things that are not necessarily winning points.
Kohei Uchimura

In order to feel alive, we have to accomplish things that we once believed we could not.
Dominique Moceanu

Being a gymnast means you have the strength to hold on and the courage to let go.
Jordyn Wieber

If you don’t think you’ll win, you won’t.
Unknown

I was told early on in my gymnastics training that I was full of energy but not full of talent. So, believe me, hard work and determination can get you where you want to go.
Shawn Johnson
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Using your body to free your mind. That’s the blessing bestowed by movement, by action.
Marty Rubin

I think gymnastics trained me as a person, too. Without the lessons I learned in gymnastics, I would be crushed.
Liang Chow

I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all
Simone Biles

Flexibility is the greatest strength.
Steven Redhead

Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself
Shannon Miller
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Gymnastics. Blood, sweat and tears chalk.
Unknown

Gymnastics has made me strong. I feel like it broke me down to my lowest point, but at the same time, it has given me the greatest strength anyone could ask for.
Shawn Johnson

Finish what you start, no matter how painful it may be.
Nastia Liukin

I’m really good at gymnastics, and that’s about it.
Amy Adams

This is how sport has contributed to my personality, toughness and discipline. I have a plan, and I work on it.
Svetlana Khorkina

Never give up and always keep fighting, because though times may be tough, the sacrifices do pay off, so just keep pushing towards your dream and just love it at the same time and enjoy it.
Gabby Douglas

Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There’s no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.
Carly Patterson

Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.
Olga Korbut

This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.
Olga Korbut

Gymnastics taught me everything – life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.
Shawn Johnson

Practice like you have never won. Perform like you have never lost
Shawn Johnson

Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew.
Shannon Miller

The best way to show respect to your fellow athletes is to give the best performance you can.
Cheng Fei

What’s endlessly complicated in thinking about women’s gymnastics is the way that vulnerability and power are threaded through the sport.
Meghan O’Rourke

Gymnastics: The only sport where you can be proud that you fell from 10 feet in the air.
Unknown

After a while, if you work on a certain move consistently then it doesn’t seem so risky. The idea is that the move stays dangerous and it looks dangerous to my opponents — but it isn’t to me. That is my secret.
Nadia Comaneci

Warning: Gymnast Could Flip at any Moment
Unknown

Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics.

Suzanne Yoculan


You know you’re a gymnast when you’re on your hands as much as your feet.
Unknown

The mind is perhaps one of the greatest factors in gymnastics; if one can’t control his mind, he can’t control his body.

William Meade

After a day of football, a gymnast would be bruised. After a day of gymnastics, a football player would be dead.
Unknown

The harder we work now, the easier it will be later.
Elise Ray

Gymnastics – only the strong survive.
Unknown

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.
Mary Lou Retton

There is always going to be a reason why you can’t do something; your job is to constantly look for the reasons why you can achieve your dreams.
Shannon Miller

Every single element, even the most hair-raising, can be improved.
Dmitry Bilozerchev

Real athletes don’t wear pants. They wear leotards
Unknown

It’s not about winning or losing a competition, it’s about beating the doubt from within yourself and knowing at the end of each day you are one step closer to your goals.
Jonathan Horton

When I go in to compete, whether it’s gymnastics or anything else, I do my own thing. I compete with myself.
Shannon Miller


Everything is about your movements and precision and timing, which is what gymnastics is about.
Shawn Johnson

You are the only one that can stop you from being all you can be.
Nastia Liukin

I know how to smile, I know how to laugh, I know how to play. But I know how to do these things only after I have fulfilled my mission
Nadia Comaneci

Talent alone is not enough. I believe that a really good gymnast is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
Vladislav Rastorotsky

After thorough reflection, I realized that my desire to achieve my goals in this sport outweighed my self-doubt. This perseverance has helped me to be successful not only in gymnastics, but in my non-athletic life as well.
Jonathan Horton

Seven days without gymnastics makes one weak.
Unknown

There is always tension in women’s gymnastics between athleticism, grace, performance, and eros.
Meghan O’Rourke

Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back.
Alicia Sacramone

In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones.
Bela Karolyi

If you’re having fun, that’s when the best memories are built.
Simone Biles

Set your goals, follow your dreams, listen to your heart and don’t let anything stand in your way.
Brandy Johnson, Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics Academy motto

It’s definitely a necessity to make split-second decisions when you’re doing gymnastics because things don’t always go perfect.
Jacob Dalton

Gymnasts defeat gravity.
Unknown

Hard work is always hard work, for young gymnasts and old gymnasts. Whoever can handle this will be a champion.
Svetlana Boginskaya

Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work at it
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Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton

I don’t call them sacrifices. I call them exchanges.
Shawn Johnson

Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.
Unknown

Beautiful mistakes come with beautiful endings. Just because you fall on a beam routine doesn’t mean it’s over. Get back up and show it off. Breathe, relax, and smile.
Unknown

When you first walk onto that blue carpeted floor, you have already given up the shot at a life without pain.
Unknown

In gymnastics, you have to be perfect every step along the way.
Shannon Miller

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