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Women's Artistic Gymnastics, often simply referred to as competitive gymnastics, is a popular sport for female athletes of all ages. It is a physically demanding sport that requires strength, flexibility, coordination, and grace. Gymnasts perform routines on four different apparatus: vault, bars, beam, and floor.
Competitive gymnastics is governed by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG). The FIG sets the rules and regulations for all aspects of the sport, including skills allowed in routines, apparatus specifications, and judging criteria.
Gymnasts compete in national and international competitions. The most prestigious competition in Women's Artistic Gymnastics is the Olympic Games. Other major competitions include the World Championships, the European Championships, and the World Cup Series.
There are three competitive levels in Women's Artistic Gymnastics: elite, age-group, and recreational. Elite gymnasts are typically 16 years old or older and have met certain qualifying standards set by the FIG. Age-group gymnasts compete in designated age divisions (usually 8-11, 12-14, and 15-18). Recreational gymnasts participate in the sport for fun and fitness without competing in competitions.
Whether you're a competitive gymnast, an age-group gymnast, or a recreational gymnast, Women's Artistic Gymnastics is a great way to stay active and healthy!