Vaulting shows off the gymnasts athletic qualities, with a run up of about 25m preceding the vault movement, where clean movements, height, length and a controlled landing all key. The apparatus involves the completion of two vaults, where strength in the take-off and aerial awareness key elements.
Uneven Bars (UB)
Swinging movements are a continuous and prominent element on the uneven bars, where movement in both directions, above and below the bars are a requirement. Much of the apparatus’ essential skills are in the release and re-grasp movements where aerial awareness and strength are put to the test.
Balance Beam (BB)
A beam routine combines a number of acrobatic elements, including leaps, jumps, turns and other gymnastics movements. With each move performed across the 10cm wide beam, balance is an essential whilst gymnasts demonstrate elegance, flexibility and confidence.
Floor Exercise (FX)
A gymnast’s floor routine is performed to a piece of music to enhance, where dance movements are combined with tumbling and acrobatics elements. The gymnast is required to use the whole floor area in expressing their individuality, originality and artistry, where creative input is a fun, yet important factor.