Description of gymnastics

Gymnastics is a popular Olympic sport. (iStock)
Gymnastics is a popular Olympic sport. (iStock)
Olympic gymnastics is divided into three disciplines: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. In artistic gymnastics, men participate in six events: floor exercises, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Women participate in four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises. Rhythmic gymnastics is performed only by women, and involves choreographed movements to music using apparatus such as rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. Both men and women participate in the trampoline.
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