Pommel Horse: A men’s gymnastics event performed on an apparatus 115 centimeters high, 35 centimeters wide, and 160 centimeters long, with two pommels on the top, adjusted between 40 and 45 centimeters apart. A pommel horse routine consists of a series of circular movements and required scissors elements performed with one or both hands on […]
Pig: A gymnastics slang term for the pommel horse, not necessarily an affectionate term.
Parallel Bars: A men’s event performed on a gymnastics apparatus consisting of two bars, each 195 centimeters high and 350 centimeters long, and positioned 42 to 52 centimeters apart. A parallel bar routine is made up mostly of swing and flight elements and should include at least one release move. Also commonly called p-bars.
Wells: A men’s parallel bar named after Trent Wells. The skill is a giant swing backward with in-locate forward. The skill has been rated by the F.I.G. as a “D” level skill.
O’Neill: An still rings skill named after U.S. gymnast Paul O-Neill. It consists of a stretched double feige backward to a hang. The skill has been rated by the FIG as a E level skill.
Horizontal Bar: A men’s gymnastics competitive apparatus consisting of uprights holding a metal bar 240 centimeters (8 & Â½ 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 […]