why is it unfair if a 12 year is better than a 16 year old at gymnastics? just because it’s against the rules? and why is it against the rules? because of child labor laws or something? all of these 16 year old gymnasts have been working ungodly hours for years already, more years in fact than the 12 year olds. hey, if a twelve year old could do my job … but for that they’d need to start programming from the age of 3. it could happen.