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Components of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

By Active SG, 01/10/19, 12:00PM CST

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The entire routine should flow from one movement to the next without pauses, extra swings or additional support.

One of the most popular forms of gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics comprises feats of strength, balance, flexibility, air sense and grace. The four events that female artistic gymnasts compete in include: 

Vault 

The vault is a test of strength and athletic ability. Gymnasts sprint down a 25 meter runway and jump onto a springboard, launching themselves into the air to land momentarily upside down on a vaulting table, only to spring back off into a series of flipping and twisting movements before landing on their feet.