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History of the Sport

The roots of gymnastics go all the way back to Ancient Greece. Find out about its fascinating past, and its modern history in the 20th century through today.
  1. Women's Junior National Teams (5)
  2. Women's Senior National Teams (7)

An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, to the 2012 Olympics and beyond, gymnastics has undergone amazing changes in equipment, types of gym, and scoring. Check out the evolution of the sport.

Olympic Gymnastics Medalists
The past medalists in men's gymnastics, women's gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline.

The Top 10 Stuck Landings in the Last 10 Years
Ten of the best and most memorable stuck landings in the last decade.

Hall of Fame Gymnasts
Biographies of the gymnasts who have been inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK.

US Gymnastics World Team Members (Men)
The rosters for the men's gymnastics world teams from 1962 onward.

US Gymnastics World Team Members (Women)
The rosters for the women's gymnastics world teams from 1962 onward.

US Medalists at Worlds (Men's and Women's)
The US gymnastics world medalists from 1970 onward.

US Gymnastics National Champions -- Most Titles Won
The American gymnasts who've won the most US national titles

National Champions in Rhythmic, Trampoline, Tumbling, and Acrobatic Gymnastics
The USA national champs in the lesser-known disciplines of gymnastics.

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (All-Around)
The USA national champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (Floor Exercise)
The USA national floor champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (Pommel Horse)
The USA national champions in men's gymnastics on pommel horse, from 1963-2012.

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (Rings)
The USA national champions in men's gymnastics on rings, from 1963-2012.

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (Vault)
The USA national vault champions in men's gymnastics, from 1963-2012

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (Parallel Bars)
The USA national parallel bars (p-bars) champions in men's gymnastics, from 1963-2012

US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (High Bar)
The USA national high bar champions in men's gymnastics, from 1963-2012

US Women's Gymnastics National Champions (Floor)
The USA national champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

US Women's Gymnastics National Champions (Beam)
The USA national champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

US Women's Gymnastics National Champions (Bars)
The USA national champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

US Women's Gymnastics National Champions (Vault)
The USA national champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

Timeline of Gymnastics
From the first modern Olympics in 1896 through the Athens Olympics in 2004, these are the historical highlights of the sport.

US Women's Gymnastics National Champions (All-Around)
The USA national champions in gymnastics, from AAU to USAG.

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