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Gymnastics: Most Popular Articles

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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.
How to Do a Center Split in Gymnastics
Step by step stretching instructions for how to do a center split in gymnastics.
Learn a Back Flip
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 -- whether you're looking for convenience, a bargain, or the best selection.
The Greatest Moments in Olympic Gymnastics...
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.
How to Do a Bridge
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.
Picking the Best Gymnastics Grips for You
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.
The Types of Gymnastics
There are seven different types of gymnastics -- do you know them all?
How to Do a Back Walkover
Back walkover -- find out how to do a back walkover in gymnastics. Your step-by-step guide to a gymnastics back walkover.
Amazing Gymnastics Photos
Some of the most beautiful, daring and difficult gymnastics tricks are showcased in these gymnastics photos
Vault: Everything You Need to Know About Vault
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.
Gymnastics Clubs: Get Your Child Started
How to find the right gymnastics club, what to wear, and the equipment you'll need to get started in gymnastics.
Gymnasts to Watch for the 2016 Olympics
These are the up-and-coming gymnasts to watch for Rio 2016 -- and the world championships before.
US Olympic Gymnasts (Women)
American Olympic gymnasts and Olympic gymnastics teams from 1936-2012.
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
Gymnast: 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.
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.
Four Highs -- and Four Lows -- from the 2014...
There were four awesome things from the 2014 NCAA Gymnastics Championships: Oklahoma and Florida winning, Shapiro earning second on bars, and Grable winning two titles. But it wasn't all spectacular -- there were four major disappointments as well.
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
Gymnast: Gabby Douglas
Gymnast Gabby Douglas -- a bio of Olympic champion gymnast Gabrielle Douglas
Gymnast: Jaycie Phelps
Bio of 1996 Olympic gymnast Jaycie Phelps
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.
The Junior Olympic Gymnastics Program
The basics of the Junior Olympic gymnastics system -- the most popular competitive gymnastics program in the United States.
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.
How to Do a Front Walkover
Learn a front walkover by starting with a bridge
American Men's Olympic Gymnasts Since 1904
American Olympic gymnasts from 1904-2008 on the men's side.
What Is Gymnastics?
What is gymnastics? Find out all about gymnastics -- the best gymnasts, the different types, and much more!
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.
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
All about women's artistic gymnastics -- it's history, the apparatus, competition, and the gymnasts to watch.
Your Road to the Olympic Team - How to Become...
Wondering how to become an Olympic gymnast? Here are the requirements to qualify to the Olympic gymnastics team. Page 3.
Gymnast: Shawn Johnson
Gymnast Shawn Johnson was a 2008 Olympian, winning four medals. She also won the 2007 world title in the all-around.
Arabian
What the gymnastics skill Arabian is, with videos of gymnasts performing Arabians.
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.
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
The Apparatus Used in Rhythmic Gymnastics
The equipment used in rhythmics, as well as what to watch in each routine.
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
Olga Korbut
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Olga Korbut is doing now, after being the star of the 1972 Olympics.
Should You Buy Beam Shoes?
Find out if gymnastics beam shoes are for you, as well as which brands are best.
Upcoming Gymnastics Competitions
Upcoming gymnastics competitions and meets in 2013 and beyond.
Mitch Gaylord
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Mitch Gaylord is doing now, after winning gold in the 1984 Olympics. Page 5.
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.
Mary Lou Retton
Find out what 1984 Olympic Champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton is doing now. Page 4.
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.
Nastia Liukin
Gymnast Nastia Liukin does a Pak salto on bars at the 2004 Nationals
Start Your Child in Gymnastics
Get Started in Gymnastics: How to find the right gymnastics club, what to wear, and the equipment you'll need. Page 2.
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.
Gallery of Shawn Johnson Photographs
A slideshow of World Champion gymnast Shawn Johnson
Gymnast: Shannon Miller
Gymnast Shannon Miller's competitive highlights, gymnastics career, and more
Kerri Strug
Gymnast Kerri Strug does a pose on beam at the 1996 Olympics. Page 10.
Shawn Johnson
American gymnast Shawn Johnson wins beam at the 2008 Olympics. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olympic Gymnastics: The Basics of Women’s...
All about the equipment and the competition in Olympic women's gymnastics
Women's All-Around
The Olympic all-around medalists from 1952 (the first year women's all-around competition was held), through 2012.
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.
Stuck Landing
: When a gymnast lands a tumbling pass, vault, or dismount without moving his/her feet, it is called
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.
Shannon Miller
Find out what Olympic Champion gymnast Shannon Miller is doing now, after winning Olympic gold in 1996. Page 7.
4 Foolproof Ways to Get More Flexible
Easy ways to get more flexible -- for gymnastics, or for any activity. Simple steps for increasing flexibility.
Alicia Sacramone
Gymnast Alicia Sacramone gives a quote that inspired her in her gymnastics training. Page 4.
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.
Gymnast: Dominique Moceanu
A bio of Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu, a member of the 1996 Magnificent Seven US Olympic team
Dominique Dawes
Gymnast Dominique Dawes competes at the 1996 Olympics on floor. Page 8.
Jonathan Horton
Gymnast Jon Horton gets his silver medal in the 2008 Olympic high bar finals. Page 3.
Gymnast: Bridget Sloan
A bio of US Olympic gymnast Bridget Sloan: her accomplishments in and out of the gym, pictures, and more.
Gymnast: Mary Lou Retton
A bio of gymnast Mary Lou Retton -- her 1984 Olympic victory, her other accomplishments, and what she's doing now.
When should my kid start serious gymnastics...
Find out when a gymnast should start more serious gymnastics training.
Press to Handstand
What the term press to handstand means in gymnastics.
An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics
A photographic slideshow of historical gymanstics photos
Tsukahara
What a Tsukahara vault is in gymnastics
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.
All-Around
: The term all-around simply means all of the different gymnastics apparatus. All-around results would
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.
Nadia Comaneci
Gymnast Nadia Comaneci competes on beam at the 1978 Worlds. Page 16.
Bart Conner
Find out what 1984 Olympic Champion gymnast Bart Conner is doing now. Page 3.
Brandy Johnson
Gymnast Brandy Johnson competes on beam Page 12.
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.
Svetlana Boguinskaya
Soviet gymnast Svetlana Boguinskaya competes on beam at the 1991 Worlds. Page 11.
Kim Zmeskal
Find out what World Champion American gymnast Kim Zmeskal is doing now. Page 6.
Cathy Rigby
Gymnast Cathy Rigby -- all about her gymnastics medals and career, as well as her acting career, where she's best known for the role of Peter Pan.
Olympic Gymnastics: Trampoline Rules & Judging
All about the complex scoring system of Olympic trampoline. Here's how to understand the rules and enjoy watching the sport.
Dominique Moceanu
US gymnast Dominique Moceanu competes at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics on floor. Page 7.
Svetlana Khorkina
All about gymnast Svetlana Khorkina -- a three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics
Yvonne Tousek (Canada) on beam
Yvonne Tousek of Canada performs on beam at the 2000 Olympics. Page 3.
Courtney Kupets
Gymnast Courtney Kupets competes at the 2003 Worlds on vault. Page 6.
Onodi
What an Onodi in gymnastics is. The definition of the gymnastics skill Onodi.
Gymnastics Camps
Get information on gymnastics camps and summer camps, and read reviews
Monette Russo (Australia) does a Rulfova...
Australian gymnast Monette Russo on the balance beam performing a Rulfova flip. Page 10.
Shaposhnikova Release
Find out what the uneven bars release move Shaposhnikova is, and more gymnastics skills.
Shantessa Pama (USA) doing a jam on the uneven...
Shantessa Pama on the uneven bars doing a jam at a gymnastics competition. Page 6.
Olympic Gymnastics: The Basics of Rhythmic...
All about Olympic rhythmic gymnastics: the competition, the qualifiers and the apparatus.
Jaeger
What a Jaeger in gymnastics is
Xiao Yiming (China) performs a ring leap with...
Xiao Yiming of China competes hoop at the 2008 Olympic Test Event. Page 15.
Alexandra Raisman
A bio of 2012 Olympic gymnast Alexandra Raisman
US Men's Gymnastics National Champions (Pommel...
The USA national champions in men's gymnastics on pommel horse, from 1963-2012.
Liu Xuan (China) performs a sky-high Shushunova...
Chinese gymnast Liu Xuan performs on floor at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Page 7.
Yurchenko Vault
Find out what a Yurchenko vault is in gymnastics, and watch videos of a Yurchenko.
Funny Gymnastics Photos
A gallery of fun and funny gymnastics photos -- featuring gymnasts such as Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone, Chellsie Memmel, and more.
Raj Bhavsar
US gymnast Raj Bhavsar competes on the rings at the 2008 Olympics. Page 5.
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.
Rudi
What a rudi in gymnastics is -- the definition of the move rudi
Kyla Ross
Kyla Ross is a 2012 Olympic gymnast -- and an Olympic gold medalist.
David Eaton (Great Britain) does a high-flying...
A photograph of British gymnast David Eaton competing on the high bar. Page 11.
The Top 10 Sticks of the Last 20 Years
Ten of the best and most memorable stuck landings of the past 20 years -- the 10 best sticks.
You Know You're a Gymnast When...
Gymnasts are a unique breed -- here's how you know you're one of them.
Emma Jay (USA) does her ball routine at the...
Emma Jay performs at the 2005 US rhythmic nationals. Page 9.
Bridget Sloan (USA) doing a layout on beam
Gymnast Bridget Sloan on beam at the 2009 US national (Visa) championships. Page 5.
Kohei Uchimura (Japan) does an incredibly high...
The 2009 world all-around champion, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, competes on high bar. Page 2.
World Champions in Women's Gymnastics
Women's gymnastics world champions from 1934 to today.
The Difference Between Women's Gymnastics and...
The main differences between men's gymnastics and women's gymnastics in events and competition format.
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.
Free Hip Circle
The definition of the gymnastics skill free hip circle, also called a clear hip circle.
Where Are They Now?
What famous gymnasts such as Mary Lou Retton, Nadia Comaneci, Olga Korbut, Bart Conner, Carly Patterson and many more are doing now after retiring from gymnastics.
Cast to Handstand
The definition of what a cast on the uneven bars, parallel bars, or high bars is.
Dmitry Bilozerchev
Soviet Gymnast Dmitry Bilozerchev competes at the 1988 Olympics. Page 13.
Fabian Leimlehner (Austria) on parallel bars
Gymnast Fabian Leimlehner competes on the parallel bars at the 2009 Worlds in London. Page 4.
Yekaterina Serebrianskaya (Ukraine) posing at...
Yekaterina Serebrianskaya performing a club routine in a rhythmic gymnastics competition. Page 22.
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.
Carly Patterson
Find out what 2004 Olympic Champion gymnast Carly Patterson is doing now, and more about her singing career. Page 9.
Gymnast: Kohei Uchimura
Bio of world and Olympic champion Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura
Olympic Gymnastics: The Basics of Men's...
All about Olympic men's gymnastics: the competition, the qualifiers and the events.
Optional Competition
: Optional competition is a type of gymnastics meet in which all athletes perform their own choice of
Gabby Douglas Photos
Gymnastics photos of Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas
10 Awesome Celebration Shots...and the Stories...
A photo of American gymnast Alicia Sacramone celebrating in this gallery of 10 awesome celebratory gymnastics photos.
Full-In
: The term full-in means that the gymnast performs a full-twisting double back (two flips backwards)
Heather Mann (Great Britain) performs a scale...
Rhythmic gymnast Heather Mann (Great Britain) performs her ball routine at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Page 20.
Gymnast: Rebecca Bross
Gymnast Rebecca Bross bio and pictures -- information about Rebecca Bross's competitions, personal life, and more
Peter Vidmar
US gymnasts Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner celebrate at the 1984 Olympics. Page 15.
Flyaway
What a flyaway is in gymnastics
Nastia Liukin (USA) does an Ono pirouette on...
Nastia Liukin on the uneven bars on one arm at a gymnastics competition. Page 12.
Nastia Liukin (USA) performing a layout...
Nastia Liukin on the balance beam at a gymnastics competition. Page 24.
Gymnasts on Twitter
A directory of the gymnasts and coaches on Twitter
Shin Soo Ji (South Korea) performs a beautiful...
Shin Soo Ji performs with the rope in a rhythmic gymnastics competition. Page 38.
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.
Jennifer Parilla (USA) performs on the trampoline
Jennifer Parilla performs on the trampoline at a gymnastics competition. Page 19.
Xin Zhang (China) dismounts off the balance...
A Chinese gymnast named Xin Zhang dismounts beam during the 2008 Pacific Rim Competition in San Jose, California. Page 17.
Common Uneven Bars Skills
Ten common uneven bars skills or moves you'll see gymnasts do in the Olympics. From the kip to the Shaposhnikova and Gienger releases, here's a quick explanation of uneven bars skills. Page 2.
Tkatchev (Reverse Hecht)
Definition of the gymnastics skill Tkatchev -- also called a reverse hecht.
Fascinating Old Gymnastics Photos
Old gymnastics photos: Interesting shots from the 1940s through 1970s -- of Ludmilla Tourischeva, Olga Korbut, Nadia Comaneci, and more.
Jason Gatson (USA) on the parallel bars
Gymnast Jason Gatson performs on the parallel bars at the 2005 World Championships. Page 21.
A Grip on the Bar
A gymnast on high bar. Gymnastics. Page 2.
Amanda Bailey (USA) performing on the...
Trampolinist Amanda Bailey doing a flip on the gymnastics trampoline. Page 23.
Iron Cross
: The iron cross is a strength move performed by men on the rings. In it, the gymnast holds the rings
Famous Gymnasts' Birthdays
The birthdays of famous gymnasts of the past and present.
Podium Training
What the term podium training means in gymnastics.

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