Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG)
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is the most popular and well known to the public of all the gymnastics disciplines. It is an incredibly challenging sport, demanding strength, power, flexibility, agility, courage, and a combination of technical precision and artistic creativity. When these elements are mastered, the performances appear almost effortless and are riveting to watch.
The competition program of women’s artistic gymnastics includes the vaulting table, the uneven bars, the beam, and the floor.
Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics exemplifies strength and dynamic ability. Many of the participants seem to defy gravity and perform skills that seem impossible to the average individual.
Artistic gymnastics appeals to young boys as a great activity to channel energy and fearlessness. It begins with balance and strength development and continues to develop the complete range of physical demands that many other sports only partially develop. It is a balance of artistry with the raw force of strength, power, speed, agility and coordination.
Most male gymnasts begin at an early age, but will continue on in the sport into their late 20's at the international level. Six events comprise men's artistic gymnastics: floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal (high) bar.
Trampoline, an Olympic discipline, symbolizes freedom, flying and space. Multiple somersaults and twists are performed at a height of 8 meters and require precise technique and perfect body control.