What is Gymnastics?
Gymnastics covers many different disciplines.
All are skilled and challenging and require physical strength, agility and co-ordination. Under the overall description of gymnastics lie the individual disciplines and activities of:
- Men's artistic Gymnastics (includes high bar, parallel bars, rings, floor, vault and pommel horse)
- Women's Artistic gymnastics (includes uneven bars, beam, floor and vault)
- Rhythmic Gymnastics
- Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics
- Acrobatic Gymnastics
British Gymnastics provides a national directive and structure for the sport; delivering a range of opportunities across the age spectrum to take part and stay in gymnastics, as well as developing talent and delivering top-level success.
Gymnastics is an accessible and inclusive sport offering opportunities to all ability levels and ethnic groups within a range of controlled learning environments. It promotes an active and healthy lifestyle and is recognised as forming the basis for physical literacy by developing fundamental movement skills.
Whether it's bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels or hanging from monkey bars, you can work on your gymnastics for free!
- Team GB won 4 medals in the artistic gymnastics at London 2012.