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How to Do a Gymnastics Split
Easy steps and stretches to help you learn how to do the splits.
How to Get Started Learning Gymnastics
Learn how to do gymnastics tricks and skills such as a back flip, handstand, back walkover, and split.
The 7 Types of Gymnastics
There are seven different types of gymnastics -- do you know them all?
How to Do a Center Split in Gymnastics
Step by step stretching instructions for how to do a center split in gymnastics.
How to Do a Gymnastics Back Flip in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step instruction of how to do a back flip -- how to learn a tucked back salto in gymnastics.
How to Do a Perfect Gymnastics Handstand
Learn how to do a handstand or improve your handstand in seven easy steps.
Where to Buy Leotards for Gymnastics
The simplest ways to find great gymnastics leotards -- at your gymnastics club, online, at a local boutique
The 9 Greatest Moments in Olympic History
From Olga Korbut's back flip on bars to Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10 and Kerri Strug's clutch vault, find out the greatest moments in Olympic gymnastics history.
Gymnasts to Watch for the 2016 Olympics
These are the up-and-coming gymnasts to watch for Rio 2016 -- and the world championships before.
How to Find the Right Youth Gymnastics Club
How to find the right gymnastics club, what to wear, and the equipment you'll need to get started in gymnastics.
How to Choose the Gymnastics Grips That Are...
Gymnastics grips: Find out if you need gymnastics grips, how to break them in and care for them, and the most popular gymnastics grip brands.
Amazing Gymnastics Photos
Some of the most beautiful, daring and difficult gymnastics tricks are showcased in these gymnastics photos
How to Do a Bridge in Gymnastics
Learn how to do a bridge stretch to help you with back walkovers, front walkovers, back handsprings, and to increase your shoulder and back flexibility.
How to Do a Back Walkover in Gymnastics
Back walkover -- find out how to do a back walkover in gymnastics. Your step-by-step guide to a gymnastics back walkover.
5 Types and 5 Phases of a Vault in Gymnastics
Vault: The phases of a gymnastics vault, the types of vaults being performed competitively, and the gymnasts proven to be the best vaulters in the world.
Upcoming Gymnastics Competitions
Upcoming gymnastics competitions and meets in 2014 and beyond.
US Olympic Gymnasts (Women)
American Olympic gymnasts and Olympic gymnastics teams from 1936-2012.
Fascinating Facts about Nadia Comaneci
Nadia Comaneci profile: Considered the Queen of Gymnastics, Comaneci is a world and Olympic champion, and is best-known for scoring the first perfect 10.0 in Olympic competition.
Your Handy Introduction the Sport of Gymnastics
What is gymnastics? Find out all about gymnastics -- the best gymnasts, the different types, and much more!
Motivational Quotes for Gymnasts -- from Famous...
Inspiring gymnastics quotes from Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Nadia Comaneci, Svetlana Boguinskaya, and many more
The Junior Olympic Gymnastics Program
The basics of the Junior Olympic gymnastics system -- the most popular competitive gymnastics program in the United States.
How can I beat a gymnastics mental block?
Tips for beating a gymnastics mental block. Scared of a skill? Here's how to get past that.
Olympic Gymnastics: Women's Gymnastics Rules...
All about the new gymnastics rules (Code of Points) in women's gymnastics and what to watch, as a spectator, to really enjoy Olympic gymnastics
Mitch Gaylord
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Mitch Gaylord is doing now, after winning gold in the 1984 Olympics. Page 5.
The Biggest Controversies in Olympic Gymnastics
From the ongoing age limit debate of the Chinese gymnasts, to the doping scandal with Andreea Raducan and arguable wins of Tatiana Gutsu and Dimosthenis Tampakos, find out the biggest controversies in Olympic gymnastics.
The Apparatus Used in Rhythmic Gymnastics
The equipment used in rhythmics, as well as what to watch in each routine.
Meet Olympic Champion Gymnast Gabby Douglas
Gymnast Gabby Douglas -- a bio of Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas, the first African-American gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title, and the first US gymnast to win both the team and all-around gold medals at an Olympics.
The Top American Gymnasts of All Time
From Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin to Gabby Douglas -- these are the best gymnasts the US has ever produced.
Floor Exercise: Everything You Need to Know
The gymnastics floor: the types of moves being done on floor exercise, and the gymnasts proven to be the best on floor in the world.
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
All about women's artistic gymnastics -- it's history, the apparatus, competition, and the gymnasts to watch.
The Olympic Gymnastics All-Around Medalists
The Olympic all-around medalists from 1952 (the first year women's all-around competition was held), through 2012.
How to Become an Olympic Gymnast
Wondering how to become an Olympic gymnast? Here's how to qualify to the Olympic gymnastics team.
Gymnast: Shawn Johnson
Gymnast Shawn Johnson was a 2008 Olympian, winning four medals. She also won the 2007 world title in the all-around.
4 Foolproof Ways to Get More Flexible
Easy ways to get more flexible -- for gymnastics, or for any activity. Simple steps for increasing flexibility.
Gymnast: Alicia Sacramone
Find out all about Alicia Sacramone's gymnastics accomplishments, cool skills, and her life outside the gym, and get pictures of Alicia Sacramone.
Bars: Everything You Need to Know About Uneven...
The uneven bars, the types of moves being done on gymnastics bars, and the gymnasts proven to be the best bar workers in the world.
Gymnast: Nastia Liukin
Gymnast Nastia Liukin was the 2008 Olympic gymnastics all-around champion, and racked up an amazing number of wins in the all-around, uneven bars and balance beam.
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
The basics of men's artistic gymnastics: the apparatus used, who to watch, and the scoring and history of the sport.
Olympic Gymnastics: The Basics of Women’s...
All about the equipment and the competition in Olympic women's gymnastics
Olga Korbut
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Olga Korbut is doing now, after being the star of the 1972 Olympics.
The Lowdown on Legendary Coach Bela Karolyi
All about gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and his wife Martha -- the coaches of Nadia Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, Dominique Moceanu and Kerri Strug
Gallery of Shawn Johnson Photographs
A slideshow of World Champion gymnast Shawn Johnson
American Men's Olympic Gymnasts Since 1904
American Olympic gymnasts from 1904-2008 on the men's side.
Kim Zmeskal
Find out what World Champion American gymnast Kim Zmeskal is doing now. Page 6.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
In rhythmic gymnastics, gymnasts use equipment such as hoops, balls, ropes, clubs and ribbons to perform leaps, jumps and other moves. It's an Olympic sport under gymnastics.
Gymnast: Jordyn Wieber
All about Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber: her gymnastics career, her life outside the gym, and the cool skills that Jordyn Wieber performs.
Should You Buy Beam Shoes?
Find out if gymnastics beam shoes are for you, as well as which brands are best.
How to Treat a Gymnastics Rip
How to treat a gymnastics rip -- from cleaning it to making a tape grip, here's how to take care of your rip.
How to Do a Front Walkover
Learn a front walkover by starting with a bridge
You Know You're a Gymnast When...
Gymnasts are a unique breed -- here's how you know you're one of them.
All-Around
: The term all-around simply means all of the different gymnastics apparatus. All-around results would
Nastia Liukin
Gymnast Nastia Liukin does a Pak salto on bars at the 2004 Nationals
Gymnast: Kerri Strug
A bio of 1996 Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug, the gymnast who hurt her ankle on the final vault to win the Olympics for the American team.
Shawn Johnson
American gymnast Shawn Johnson wins beam at the 2008 Olympics. Page 2.
When should my kid start serious gymnastics...
Find out when a gymnast should start more serious gymnastics training.
Arabian
What the gymnastics skill Arabian is, with videos of gymnasts performing Arabians.
Gymnast: Simone Biles
All about the newest potential American gymnastics star Simone Biles, the 2013 US national champion.
Meet American Gymnast and Olympic Medalist...
Olympic champion Dominique Dawes won the team gold with the Magificent Seven in 1996. A member of three Olympic gymnastics teams, Dawes won every event at the 1994 US Nationals.
Shannon Miller
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Shannon Miller is doing now, after winning Olympic gold in 1996. Page 7.
Olympic Gymnastics: Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules &...
All about the new gymnastics rules (Code of Points) in rhythmic gymnastics and what to watch, as a spectator, to really enjoy Olympic gymnastics.
How to Watch the 2014 US Gymnastics Nationals
The TV and online streaming schedule for the 2014 US gymnastics nationals (called the P&G Championships), and the women's roster of competitors.
Stuck Landing
: When a gymnast lands a tumbling pass, vault, or dismount without moving his/her feet, it is called
Mary Lou Retton
Find out what 1984 Olympic Champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton is doing now. Page 4.
Tsukahara
What a Tsukahara vault is in gymnastics
Podium Training
What the term podium training means in gymnastics.
Press to Handstand
What the term press to handstand means in gymnastics.
The Lowdown on Olympic Champ Shannon Miller
Gymnast Shannon Miller's competitive highlights, gymnastics career, and more
Who's Competing at the 2014 US Nationals?
All about the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships (US men's nationals) -- who's competing, when it's held, and where.
The Types of Gymnastics
There are six different types of gymnastics -- do you know them all?
Balance Beam: Everything You Need to Know
The gymnastics balance beam, the types of moves being done on balance beam, and the gymnasts proven to be the best beam workers in the world.
Nadia Comaneci
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Nadia Comaneci is doing now, after being the star of the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. Page 2.
Gallery of Nastia Liukin Photographs
Gymnastics Pictures of World Champion and 2008 Olympian Nastia Liukin
Onodi
What an Onodi in gymnastics is. The definition of the gymnastics skill Onodi.
The Difference Between Women's Gymnastics and...
The main differences between men's gymnastics and women's gymnastics in events and competition format.
Bart Conner
Find out what 1984 Olympic Champion gymnast Bart Conner is doing now. Page 3.
Olympic Gymnastics: The Basics of Men's...
All about Olympic men's gymnastics: the competition, the qualifiers and the events.
1988: US Team Docked .5 of a Point
A photograph of the gold, silver and bronze medal winning gymnastics teams at the 1988 Olympics. The US team was deducted .5 of a point for a technical violation, causing them to miss out on a medal, and stirring up one of the biggest controversies in Olympic gymnastics.
Dominique Moceanu
Find out what 1996 Olympic Champion gymnast Dominique Moceanu is doing now that she's an adult. Page 8.
Gymnast: Paul Hamm
In 2003, gymnast Paul Hamm became the first US man to become world all-around champion. In 2004, he won the Olympic all-around title as well. Hamm has done it all in the sport of gymnastics.
1992: Tatiana Gutsu Narrowly Wins Over Shannon...
Gymnasts Shannon Miller, Tatiana Gutsu and Lavinia Milosovici prepare to receive their medals at the 1992 Olympic all-around final in gymnastics. Find out why this all-around competition caused a lot of controversy at the time. Page 2.
Gymnast: Chellsie Memmel
Chellsie Memmel won two world gold medals in 2003, and was the 2005 world all-around champion. After battling through injuries she's back and hoping to win Olympic gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Find out more about her gymnastics career, her life, and the cool skills she performs.
Full-In
: The term full-in means that the gymnast performs a full-twisting double back (two flips backwards)
Kyla Ross
Kyla Ross is a 2012 Olympic gymnast -- and an Olympic gold medalist.
Jonathan Horton
Gymnast Jon Horton gets his silver medal in the 2008 Olympic high bar finals. Page 3.
7 Truly Terrible Leotards
In honor of ugly leotards everywhere -- and the poor gymnasts forced to wear them -- we present seven of the terrible leotards we could find.
Amanar vault
What the term Amanar means in gymnastics.
Olympic Gymnastics: Men's Gymnastics Rules...
All about the new gymnastics rules (Code of Points) in men's gymnastics and what to watch, as a spectator, to really enjoy Olympic gymnastics.
The Lowdown on 1984 Olympic Champion Mary Lou...
A bio of gymnast Mary Lou Retton -- her 1984 Olympic victory, her other accomplishments, and what she's doing now.
Gabby Douglas Photos
Gymnastics photos of Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas
Alicia Sacramone
Gymnast Alicia Sacramone gives a quote that inspired her in her gymnastics training. Page 4.
Pommel Horse: Everything You Need to Know
The gymnastics pommel horse: the types of moves being done on pommel horse, and the gymnasts proven to be the best on the event.
Olympic Gymnastics: The Basics of Rhythmic...
All about Olympic rhythmic gymnastics: the competition, the qualifiers and the apparatus.
Kerri Strug
Gymnast Kerri Strug does a pose on beam at the 1996 Olympics. Page 10.
Top American Olympic Gymnasts
The top American contenders in gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Liu Xuan (China) performs a sky-high Shushunova...
Chinese gymnast Liu Xuan performs on floor at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Page 7.
Gymnast: Jaycie Phelps
Bio of 1996 Olympic gymnast Jaycie Phelps
World Champions in Women's Gymnastics
Women's gymnastics world champions from 1934 to today.
Jaeger
What a Jaeger in gymnastics is
10 American Gymnasts Everyone Should Know
The most famous American gymnasts in history: 10 gymnasts -- from Mary Lou Retton to Gabby Douglas -- that everyone knows.
Carly Patterson
Find out what 2004 Olympic Champion gymnast Carly Patterson is doing now, and more about her singing career. Page 9.
Svetlana Khorkina
All about gymnast Svetlana Khorkina -- a three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics
Cast to Handstand
The definition of what a cast on the uneven bars, parallel bars, or high bars is.
Svetlana Boguinskaya
Soviet gymnast Svetlana Boguinskaya competes on beam at the 1991 Worlds. Page 11.
Brandy Johnson
Gymnast Brandy Johnson competes on beam Page 12.
Who's Competing at the 2014 US Classic?
Who's competing at the 2014 Secret US Classic, held outside of Chicago? Olympian Kyla Ross, world champion Simone Biles and many more. Here's the complete roster.
Gymnast: Yang Wei
Yang Wei is one of the most accomplished Chinese gymnasts of all time. Find out all about his gymnastics career, accomplishments, and personal life.
Gymnast: Carly Patterson
Find out all about Carly Patterson's gymnastics accomplishments, cool skills, and her life outside the gym, and get pictures of Carly Patterson.
Gymnast: McKayla Maroney
McKayla Maroney Photo Gallery McKayla Maroney won vault gold at her first world championships, and helped
10 Gorgeous Gymnastics Photos
Beautiful gymnastics pictures from some of the best gymnasts in history -- from Nastia Liukin and Gabby Douglas to Alexei Nemov and Kohei Uchimura.
Emma Jay (USA) does her ball routine at the...
Emma Jay performs at the 2005 US rhythmic nationals. Page 9.
Shantessa Pama (USA) doing a jam on the uneven...
Shantessa Pama on the uneven bars doing a jam at a gymnastics competition. Page 6.
Which Gymnast Has Your Birthday?
The birthdays of famous gymnasts of the past and present.
Courtney Kupets
Gymnast Courtney Kupets competes at the 2003 Worlds on vault. Page 6.
Tkatchev (Reverse Hecht)
Definition of the gymnastics skill Tkatchev -- also called a reverse hecht.
Dominique Dawes
Gymnast Dominique Dawes competes at the 1996 Olympics on floor. Page 8.
Yvonne Tousek (Canada) on beam
Yvonne Tousek of Canada performs on beam at the 2000 Olympics. Page 3.
6 Awesome Photos of Olympic Legend Olga Korbut
Gymnast Olga Korbut was the star of the 1972 Olympics -- winning multiple medals and earning crowd-favorite status with her daring and risky flips.
Gymnast: Samantha Peszek
Find out all about Samantha Peszek's gymnastics accomplishments, cool skills, and her life outside the gym, and get pictures of Samantha Peszek.
Alexandra Raisman
A bio of 2012 Olympic gymnast Alexandra Raisman
An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics
A photographic slideshow of historical gymanstics photos
Olympic Gymnastics Medalists
The Olympic gymnastics medalists in men's gymnastics, women's gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline.
Olympic Gymnastics: Trampoline Rules &...
All about the complex scoring system of Olympic trampoline. Here's how to understand the rules and enjoy watching the sport.
Gallery of Alicia Sacramone Pictures
A photo gallery of American gymnast Alicia Sacramone -- a 7-time World Medalist and 2008 Olympic gymnast
Flyaway
What a flyaway is in gymnastics
Gymnast: Dominique Moceanu
A bio of Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu, a member of the 1996 Magnificent Seven US Olympic team
Kohei Uchimura (Japan) does an incredibly high...
The 2009 world all-around champion, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, competes on high bar. Page 2.
Nastia Liukin (USA) does an Ono pirouette on...
Nastia Liukin on the uneven bars on one arm at a gymnastics competition. Page 12.
Peter Vidmar
US gymnasts Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner celebrate at the 1984 Olympics. Page 15.
Monette Russo (Australia) does a Rulfova...
Australian gymnast Monette Russo on the balance beam performing a Rulfova flip. Page 10.
5 Things to Know About the 2014 Secret US...
The 2014 Secret US Classic will feature some awesome, world-class gymnastics from well-known stars like Kyla Ross and Simone Biles, to junior gymnasts that will become future stars. Here's why you should watch this year.
David Eaton (Great Britain) does a high-flying...
A photograph of British gymnast David Eaton competing on the high bar. Page 11.
Famous Gymnasts on Twitter
A directory of the gymnasts and coaches on Twitter
Dmitry Bilozerchev
Soviet Gymnast Dmitry Bilozerchev competes at the 1988 Olympics. Page 13.
Aliya Mustafina
A profile of the female Olympic gymnast Aliya Mustafina -- world champion in 2010 and uneven bars Olympic champion in 2012.
Larisa Iordache
A profile of the female Olympic gymnast Larisa Iordache -- A team bronze medalist in 2012, Iordache has also won multiple medals at the European Championships.
Terin Humphrey's Career Highlights
A gallery of the gymnastics career of 2004 Olympic gymnast Terin Humphrey
Common Balance Beam Skills
Ten common balance beam skills or moves you'll see gymnasts do in the Olympics. From the front aerial to the layout step-out and ring leap, here's a quick explanation of balance beam skills. Page 4.
Iron Cross
: The iron cross is a strength move performed by men on the rings. In it, the gymnast holds the rings
Male Gymnasts to Watch for the 2016 Rio Olympics
The male gymnasts, like Danell Leyva and John Orozco, to watch for for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Raj Bhavsar
US gymnast Raj Bhavsar competes on the rings at the 2008 Olympics. Page 5.
Rudi
What a rudi in gymnastics is -- the definition of the move rudi
Gymnast: Amy Chow
Bio of Olympic gymnast Amy Chow -- member of the 1996 Magnificent Seven Olympic team
Sasha Artemev (USA) doing a flair on the pommel...
A gymnastics photo of Alexander (Sasha) Artemev on the pommel horse. Page 16.
The Latest on Gabby Douglas' Comeback
Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas is back training, working toward a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Can she do it? We have the latest news, as well as the challenges and opportunities she may face.
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
Gymnast: Jonathan Horton
Jonathan Horton led the men's Olympic gymnastics team to the podium in Beijing. He also took home an individual silver on high bar. Horton led the Olympic gymnastics team in London, though this time, the team finished a disappointing fifth.
What You'll Want to Know About Bridget Sloan
A bio of US Olympic gymnast Bridget Sloan: her accomplishments in and out of the gym, pictures, and more.
Josie Loren: Quick Chat
Make It or Break It actress Josie Loren talks about the next season of MIOBI
Xiao Yiming (China) performs a ring leap with...
Xiao Yiming of China competes hoop at the 2008 Olympic Test Event. Page 15.
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