Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) is the most popular and well known to the public of all the gymnastics disciplines.  It is an incredibly challenging sport, demanding strength, power, flexibility, agility, courage, and a combination of technical precision and artistic creativity.  

Apparatus:

  • Vault
  • Uneven bars
  • Beam
  • Floor Exercise

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Trampoline Gymnastics consists of four events;  Individual Trampoline, Synchronized Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline, and Tumbling. The routines are judged according to difficulty and execution as seen in other sports such as diving.  There are different trampolining events namely:  individual, synchronized and double mini.

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Tumbling is the most similar to artistic gymnastics, with the athlete performing a series of tumbling exercises along an 25 metre sprung floor.  This event has also seen much improvement in the apparatus, with most competitions using what is called a rod floor.  Routines consist of 8 skills, and the athlete competes in two different routines, one that contains twisting, and one that is straight somersaulting.

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Gymnastics for All (GfA) is the historical and cultural discipline of the FIG (Federation International Gymnastics).  Created by its founder, Nicolas Cuperus (Belgium) in 1881.  GfA brings together gymnasts of all ages, all genders, of all cultural backgrounds to enjoy the diverse range of physical activities that gymnastics offers.

Gymnastics for All activities contribute to personal health, fitness and well being – physical, social, intellectual and psychological.  The focus of GfA is the 4 F’s (Fun – Fitness –  Fundamentals –  Friendship) and can involve gymnastics with or without apparatus, gymnastics and dance.  It offers aesthetic experiences in movement for participants and spectators while providing the opportunity to focus on items that are of particular interest in a national and cultural context.

This makes gymnastics one of the largest sporting organisations contributing  to global health, fitness and well-being in the world!

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Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG)
(often shortened to simply men’s gymnastics), is the oldest form of gymnastics, and a popular Olympic sport.  Men have competed in gymnastics since the 1896 Athens Olympics, though it often featured track and field events along with the traditional men’s apparatus.

Apparatus:

  • floor exercises
  • pommel horse
  • rings
  • vault
  • parallel bars
  • horizontal bar