Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
For 5 years old and upwards.
Gymnasts train on all 4 apparatus, being Floor, Beam, Vault and Asymmetric Bars..
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is a beautiful type of gymnastics to be involved in and an Olympic sport.
By being involved, you will get to discover four separate apparatus, with each one needing a different routine which will be packed full of elegant moves that will show case your skill, strength, and body control.
One moment you are upside down, spinning around a bar metres off the ground, with the next exhibiting perfect balance along a beam, no wider than the length of an iPhone ...
Female artistic gymnasts compete on vault, bars, beam and floor.
The floor exercise is performed on a 12m x 12m sprung surface covered in carpet. The floor exercise allows the gymnast their moment in the spotlight and is considered by many to be the most expressive piece of women’s apparatus. The routine is always performed to music and combines dance movements and sequences with a variety of tumbling and acrobatic elements
The beam is 5 metres long, 10cm wide (no wider than the length of an iphone) and 1.25 metres from the floor. A beam routine is an exercise in precision with no room for error, with the Gymnast preforming an artistic combination of acrobatic elements, gymnastic leaps, jumps and turns.
The uneven bars lower bar is around 170cm in height and the high bar often around 250cm, with a maximum distance of 180cm between them. Swinging and continuous movements are required on this apparatus. Routines on this apparatus includes movements with turns, movements in different directions, release and re-catch and changes from high bar to low bar and low to high.
Each vault is awarded a value according to its difficulty. Gymnasts approach the vault from a 25metre run, transfer their speed to the springboard and seek a quick hand placement to the table. From here the gymnast uses internal spring to launch themselves vertically for a combination of somersaults and twists. The height, length and accuracy of the vault are of crucial importance together with a controlled landing.