Gymnastics is one of the oldest Olympic sports and has always been a part of the ancient, as well as the modern Olympic Games.
In artistic gymnastics, men participate in six apparatus: floor exercises, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Women participate in four apparatus: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises.
Team GB have won fourteen Olympic artistic gymnastics medals, including four at London 2012 with Beth Tweddle and Max Whitlock winning individual bronze and the men’s team takingbronze.
And with plenty of medal potential at Tokyo 2020, our official packages that include gymnastics are expected to be some of the most popular.
Each piece of apparatus makes unique demands on the athlete, testing their strength, agility, coordination, speed and stamina. Women's floor routines are performed to musical accompaniment, adding an additional dimension to the competition. Judges mark each athlete on the complexity and aesthetics of their executed techniques while considering other aspects such as balance and stability.