Artistic Gymnastics

National Gymnastics Arena will host 2 disciplines of Gymnastics. 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 includes all the movement elements of sport and the gymnasts use their own bodies as a sports apparatus. In 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 cannot be measured in time, scope and height. The requirement profile of this type of sport is more particular and too complex.

    Artistic gymnastics in perfection means to combine the physical abilities of power, co-ordination, flexibility and balance with creativity, aesthetics and expression.

Facts and figures

  • Gymnastics was included into the program of the 1896 Summer Olympics, but women were allowed to participate in the Olympics only since 1928.
  • World Championships, held since 1903 also remained for men only until 1934.
  • At the 2012 Olympics in London, artistic gymnastics was the second most watched event, and possesses a global popularity alongside the likes of swimming, basketball and football.
  • For official International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) competitions the participants in senior category must have the minimum age of 18 in Men’s Artistic and 16 in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, in the year of the competition.

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