Ground Sports in Focus: Gymnastics 25.08.2021

commemorative stamp september Sport and the floor – gymnastics

This stamp from the series "Sports" shows an athlete practicing rhythmic gymnastics and using a hoop as a hand tool for an exercise.

Rhythmic gymnastics combines dance elements with acrobatics and is characterized by fusion of flowing, harmonious movements with top athletic performances. The first competitions took place in the 1940s, and the sport has been practiced in Austria since the 1950s. In competitions, the jury pays attention to both the technical complexity and the artistic value of the one-and-a-half to two-minute performances.

Rhythmic gymnastics is practiced almost exclusively by women, basic requirements for this sport are body control and concentration. The floor sport is performed to music, which gives the graceful movements a special aesthetic. Equipment such as the hoop shown on the brand, but also balls, clubs or ribbons are artfully integrated into the exercises and require additional technical finesse and a pronounced coordination skills.

As of September 25, the new stamp with a face value of 1.80 EUR and a circulation of 135,000 stamps in sheets of 50 can be purchased at all post offices, at post.at/onlineshop and from Österreichische Post AG's Collector Service.

series: sports
value: 1.80 Euro
first day of issue: 25.09.2021
stamp size: 50.00 x 31.80 mm
graphic design: Roman Lipner-Keck
printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V.
offset printing
quantity: 135,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps