I’ve had a great number of gymnast-friends but knew only a few from the senior’s age group. When a person is not really familiar with other people, they tend to isolate themselves. In a gymnast’s world, this leads to the negative because one cannot learn and enlighten themselves with new experiences if they’ve never interacted with the professional athletes.
To be very honest, Indian Gymnastics League redefines the term ‘team building’.
It was a remarkable experience for me, I got to know so many professional gymnasts, interact with them and even be a part of their team!
IGL’s difficulty-oriented approach made me realise my capabilities in most fun way ever. The support from the audience, tips from well-known coaches and the team work really justifies the hashtag ‘IGL Spirit’ used by them. I made mistakes, but for the first time ever (unlike other amateur competitions) I had a second chance to prove myself.
Indian Gymnastics League has really filled in the gaps between successful athletes and young athletes, it has succeeded in building the gymnastics ‘community’ and has proved to the Indian society that yes, a sport like gymnastics can also involve cheering, emotions and the true essence of enjoyment.
Not only does this initiative get the gymnasts popular, but the overwhelming audience, cute cheerleaders and motivating teammates also help us realise that the hard work which is put in behind every skill is definitely worth it.
All in all, I feel, Indian Gymnastics League gives the Indian gymnasts everything they have been longing for since decades.