"Today, women have access to almost all sports, even
those that were once "reserved" for
men, like rugby or boxing.
This opening is the result of
several decades of fights and it's a victory
for our society.
However, this success masks a very paradoxical situation
to say the least:
Today, there are still single-sex sports!
This is the case of rhythmic gymnastics, closed to men, where they are confined to amateur practice. They therefore do not have the same rights as their female counterparts.
Most competent sports institutions do not recognize these rights for men.
However, in Spain, the Ministry of Equality has forced the Federation of Gymnastics (RFEG) to open the discipline to men. Since then, the number of male gymnasts has continued to increase, thus denying all opponents of equality.
In 2005, the first Spanish Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship was organized by the Spanish Federation with little to no participants.
In June 2018, they were more than fifty qualified.
We (The GR-ADE Association) would like to encourage this kind of development throughout the world so that this obvious problem of discrimination becomes only a memory and so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of rhythmic gymnastics at all levels of competition.