Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

With roots in Ancient Greece, Artistic Gymnastics combines speed, strength, power and flexibility with tumbling and acrobatic skills, all performed with an emphasis on style.

Superhuman strength is displayed as gravity is challenged and limits of physics are pushed in six separate events: Floor, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and High or Horizontal Bar.

Gymnasts are judged on difficulty of the exercise, execution, along with dynamics, including height and distance from apparatus, and must show strength, flexibility and balance.

This acrobatic routine displays tumbling, strength and balance movements connected with gymnastic artistry.

Pommel Horse
Routines see circular movements of the body and pendulous swings executed, whilst turning and travelling along the horse.

The gymnast demonstrates strength and balance on a pair of suspended rings with aerial abilities displayed through a dismount.

A 25m run up must develop the necessary power to take off from the springboard, and complete aerial skills before a stable landing.

Parallel Bars
Gymnasts combine static holds, acrobatic and swing elements, finishing with an aerial dismount off the side or the end of the bars.

Horizontal/High Bar
Routines consist of giant swings and near-bar elements with changes of direction and grip, followed by a high acrobatic dismount.