Millions of people admire and are astounded by the high performance of artistic gymnasts. With amazing ease, they are able to perform the most difficult combinations of movements one after another; unbelievable strength elements alternate with fast, dynamic rotations and somersaults which combine to make a perfect voluntary exercise.
Artistic gymnastics include all the movement elements of the sport using their own bodies as an apparatus. In the Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) competitions, athletes execute exercises on six apparatus, while in Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) competitors execute exercises on four apparatus. The performance of an artistic gymnast is not measured in time, scope and height; it is far more particular and complex.
Artistic gymnastics combines the physical abilities of power, co-ordination, flexibility and balance with creativity, aesthetics and elegant expression.
The National Gymnastics Arena will be home to both disciplines of gymnastics during the Games.
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