Tag Archives: Equipment

Definition: Horse

Horse: Formerly, the official gymnastics vault apparatus for vaulting for both men and women. It was long and narrow and women vaulted over it sideways and men vaulted over it the long way. It is no longer used for vaulting and has been replaced by the new vaulting apparatus – the vault table. The term […]

Definition: Horizontal Bar

Horizontal Bar: A men’s gymnastics competitive apparatus consisting of uprights holding a metal bar 240 centimeters (8 & ½ feet) long and 2.8 centimeters (1.1 inches) in diameters, and set at a height of 275 centimeters (9 feet off the floor. The bar is designed to deal with a force of around 200,000 pounds per […]

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