How Olympic Athlete’s Bodies Have Changed Over The Years

How Olympic Athlete’s Bodies Have Changed Over The Years



We now know that the ideal body type — including size, weight, height, and other factors — varies from sport to sport. And over the years it’s resulted in dramatic changes seen in Olympians. The average gymnast, for example, has shrunk from 160cm to just 145cm over the past 30 years. So if you tower over your classmates and have dreams of Olympic gymnastic gold, it might be a good idea to focus on your studies instead.