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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is an event at the Olympic Games that involves physical strength, power, agility, flexibility, grace, control, coordination, and balance. The word gymnastics comes from the Greek word gymnons which means naked, but usually means to train and exercise.

Competitive artistic gymnastics is the most popular gymnastic event. Most gymnastics events involve women’s events such as uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercises, and vault. There are also events for men such as floor exercise, pommel horse, fixed rings, vault, parallel bars and the high bar.

Other types of gymnastics are rhythmic gymnastics, aesthetic group gymnastics, trampoline and somersaults, acrobatic gymnastics, and aerobic gymnastics. Some of the previous gymnastics events include: rope, rope climbing, and flying rings.