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Definition: Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Officially called Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics (RSG). An Olympic sport for either one woman or 5 women in group competition consisting of a floor exercise dance with leaps, turns, balance elements and flexibility moves while moving and tossing handheld apparatus: a ball, a rope, a hoop, two clubs, or a ribbon. Significant tumbling is […]

Definition: Uneven Bars

Uneven Bars: A women’s gymnastics apparatus consisting of two fiberglass composite bars – a low bar 148 centimeters high and a high bar 228 centimeters high and set a maximum of 150 centimeters apart. Uneven Bars: A women’s event performed on the uneven bar apparatus, featuring circling skills, pirouettes, releases and re-catches and moves from […]

Definition: Optionals

Optionals: A category of competition in which gymnasts and coaches individually create routines in which the gymnast may perform skills of their choosing which meet the rules as specified in the FIG code of points and under the constraints of listed special requirements. Optional gymnasts present their best skills in their routines. Optional gymnasts are […]

Definition: Olympic Order

Olympic Order: This refers to the order in which gymnastics events proceed in international competition. Unless there are other valid meet planning reasons not to do so (like speeding up a meet or uneven numbers of gymnasts in rotations), it is the order at every other gymnastics competition also. The Olympic order for women is: […]

Definition: Gymnastics

Gymnastics: Physical exercises designed to develop and display strength, balance, and agility, especially those performed on or with specialized apparatus. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. It developed from fitness exercises used by ancient Greek soldiers, including skills […]