Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Women's Artistic Gymnastics is probably the most well known branch of the sport and one of the biggest crowd pleasers at the Olympic Games.

It is an exciting, aesthetic, yet extremely demanding discipline incorporating Vault, Asymmetric Bars, Beam and Floor.


This is a dynamic exercise from a springboard over a vaulting table 125cm high. It demonstrates power and accuracy combining height and length, sometimes with multiple rotations or twists to finish with a controlled landing.


This exercise is performed on two bars, one high, one low, over and between which gymnasts perform swinging movements and breath-taking skills where bar is released and re-caught.


An awe-inspiring piece of apparatus at 5m in length, only 10cm wide and 1.25m high it requires tremendous nerve and balance. The exercise combines artistry, acrobatic elements, balances, leaps, jumps and turns, finishing with a dismount demonstrating flight and precision landing.


The floor exercise is performed on a 12mx12m sprung floor. A sequence of dance movements, tumbling, -acrobatic elements, jumps, spins and leaps is choreographed to music expressing the gymnasts personality, style and flair.













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