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Gymnastics is a sport involving performance of exercises demanding high levels of physical strength, balance, power, agility and coordination. Modern gymnastics typically involves exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault (for women), and high bar and parallel bars, still rings, floor exercise, vault, and pommel horse (for men). It evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks, including skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills.

History[]

Forms[]

Artistic gymnastics[]

Main article: Artistic gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics is usually divided into Men's Gymnastics and Women's Gymnastics.

Women's events[]

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 ; Vault

Uneven Bars
Balance Beam
Floor Exercise

Men's events[]

Floor Exercise
Pommel Horse
Still Rings
Vault
Parallel Bars
High Bar

Rhythmic gymnastics[]

Trampolining and Tumbling[]

Display gymnastics[]

Aerobic gymnastics[]

Aerobic gymnastics

Acrobatic Gymnastics[]

Acrobatic Gymnastics


Former apparatus & events[]

Rope Climb[]

Rope Climb

Flying Rings[]

Flying Rings

Cautions[]

Cautions

References[]

External links[]

  • FM Gymnastics- a list of Techniques and free animated comic tutorials for Floor Gymnastics.
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