Aubrey K, Sports



Gymnastics is a well known sport that’s in the Summer Olympics. Some gymnasts that you may have heard of are: Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian. The thing is with gymnastics not all of the gymnast do all of the same events. They do the events that fit them the best, and what events they do the best. This is a sport with many activities and various different sets of rules. Some are very difficult and some are a little bit easier.


Rules on Balance Beam


  • A connection of two dance elements, one a leap, jump, or hop with legs in 180 degree split
  • A full turn on one foot
  • One series of two acrobatic skills
  • Your leotard must touch the beam at one point
  • Acrobatic elements in different directions (forward/sideward and backward)
  • A dismount


Rules on Bars


  • Flight element from high bar to low bar and vice versa
  • Flight element on the same bar
  • At least two different grips, and a close bar circle element
  • Non flight with a turn on the bar, for example turning handstands
  • Dismount

Rules on floor


  • Connection of two dance elements (one must be a 180 degree split)
  • Saltos forward/sideways and backward
  • Double saltos
  • Saltos with a minimum of one full twist


Dimensions on beam

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  • Length: 120 centimetres (3.9 ft) ± 1 centimetre (0.39 in)
  • Width: 90 centimetres (3.0 ft) ± 1 centimetre (0.39 in)
  • Height:
    • Men: 135 centimetres (4.43 ft) ± 1 centimetre (0.39 in)
    • Women: 125 centimetres (4.10 ft) ± 1 centimetre (0.39 in)
    • Length: 3,500 centimetres (115 ft) ± 10 centimetres (3.9 in)
    • Width: 100 centimetres (3.3 ft) ± 1 centimetre (0.39 in)



Some people think that only women can do gymnastics, but that is not true. Men do gymnastics too but they don’t do all the events women do they do more. Their events include Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar, Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor.