Gymnastics at the Olympics
There are three separate disciplines at the Olympic Games in the sport of gymnastics. They are:
- Artistic Gymnastics - athletes compete on different apparatus and floor routines in individual and team events.
- Rhythmic Gymnastics - competitors perform choreographed routines incorporating hand-held apparatus.
- Trampoline - involves bouncing on a trampoline to heights up to eight metres, while the athletes perform acrobatic movements such as twists and somersaults in mid-air. Points are awarded for difficulty, execution and flight time.
- Club Swinging was an early Olympic gymnastics event, as was tumbling and rope climbing. See more unusual Olympic gymnastics events.