Gymnasts are the individuals who are trained in the sport of gymnastics and engage in competitive events at the regional, national or international level. Gymnastics are the physical exercises that involve the display of physical strength, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance. Gymnastics are performed using specialized equipment and apparatus such as bars, rings, vault and balance beams, rings, etc. The modern day gymnastics has its origins in ancient Greece where young men were trained for war through muscle-building exercises like wrestling, boxing, jumping, and running. The sports evolved with time and today it is performed by men as well as women. The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) is the body that governs all of the international competitive gymnastic sports. The most popular discipline of gymnastics is artistic gymnastics which is a popular spectator sport at the Summer Olympic Games. Women’s events primarily include balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, and vault while men’s events include pommel horse, floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars and high bar. Other gymnastic disciplines include rhythmic gymnastics, tumbling, aerobic gymnastics, and team gymnastics. Browse this section know about the famous gymnasts from all over the world.
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