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Gymnastics Apparatus

Learn all about the different apparatus in gymnastics: get skill tutorials and training tips for each event, find out what's in a competitive routine, and read about the history of each apparatus.

Everything You Need to Know About Vault
Find out about the phases of a vault, the types of vaults being performed competitively, and which gymnasts are considered to be best in the world on this event.

Everything You Need to Know About Bars
Find out about uneven bars moves, what to watch for, and the best gymnasts in the world on bars

Everything You Need to Know About Beam
Who's best on beam? How long is that thing? Find out here.

Everything You Need to Know About Floor
The most common floor skills, what a floor routine consists of, and more

Pommel Horse: Everything You Need to Know
The types of moves being done on pommel horse, and the gymnasts proven to be the best on the event.

5 of the Coolest Gymnastics Skills
From the triple back on floor to the Ono on bars and full-in dismount off parallel bars -- these are some of the coolest, most difficult skills in gymnastics

8 Common Balance Beam Skills
From the layout step-out to the full turn, here's what gymnasts do on beam.

10 Common Uneven Bar Skills
From the kip to the Shaposhnikova and Gienger releases, here's a quick explanation of moves on bars.

All About Men's Rings
How high are the rings? What skills are most common? Find out here.

Common Floor Tumbling Skills
From the simplest (back handsprings and round-offs) to the toughest (double-doubles), here's what gymnasts do on floor.

Common Floor Tumbling Skills
From the simplest (back handsprings and round-offs) to the toughest (double-doubles), here's what gymnasts do on floor.

The Apparatus in Rhythmic Gymnastics
The apparatus used in rhythmics, as well as what to watch in each routine.

Amazing Gymnastics Photos
Some of the most beautiful, daring and difficult gymnastics tricks are showcased in these gymnastics photographs on every apparatus.

An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and beyond, gymnastics has undergone amazing changes in the equipment used.

The History of the Uneven Bars
How the uneven bars originated -- and how it became an event in women's artistic gymnastics.

The History of the Balance Beam
A look back at the origins of the women's artistic event the balance beam.

The History of the Floor Exercise
The beginnings of floor exercise -- an event in both men's and women's artistic gymnastics.

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