Gymnastics at Rio 2016 Summer Olympics


Gymnastics is the sport of physical movements. It involves the performance of sequence of physical movements that requires physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic consciousness like handsprings, handstands, forward rolls, and tucks. Different types of gymnastics are performed in Olympics and other international competitions, which include artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and more. Our website Ancient Olympic Games is all about providing you various gaming information about Olympic Games and other major international games and competitions.
The ancient Greeks used gymnastics for fitness and beauty practices and from this the modern form of gymnastics has arrived. This is the term which implied exercise taken by men in a gymnasium which is the venue for intellectual and physical education.
In the 20th century, gymnastics has got widespread recognition in the world. The game got eventual success when it came under the control of America and became a part of American military training. This event got placement in the Olympic Games in 1896 and at the same time earned much fame and glory.
The game has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the very beginning of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. At first, only men were allowed to participate in the game and the tradition continued for thirty years. From 1928, women were permissible and the women’s events were introduced in the Summer Olympics of 1928 in Amsterdam. Until 1984, the competition took place in artistic gymnastics discipline and then the rhythmic gymnastics discipline was added to the program of the Olympics. Since 2000, trampolining discipline was also held.
In 2008 Gymnastics competitions at the Beijing Summer Olympics were took place from August 9 to August 24. The performances that are to be held in Olympic disciplines are floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar, uneven bars, balance beam, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics.
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