Artistic Gymnatics -

Definition

Artistic gymnastics is a popular spectator sport in the Summer Olympics involving the physical exercise for strengthening, getting flexibilty, balance, endurance , control and coordination of the human body. The sport is one of the principal domain in gymnastics in which the players carry out the activities for about 30 to 90 seconds in a Vault (apparatus) and the sport typically includes floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar in which the athletes performing in them.

History

During the late 18th century and early 19th century in Germany, the Greeks alleged the balance between body and mind was possible only when the physical exercise coupled with intellectual activity and they perform with naked. In the late 19th century, the activity spreaded across many schools and clubs with the intention of keeping the body fit. Slowly, the Greeks intended to host Gymnastics matches to find out the best gymnasts. Later, the game attracted many spectators and eventually it was included at the Athens Olympics in 1896.

Points system

To attain the maximum point (10), one should possess the following features:

  • Good Form and Execution
  • Height and Distance
  • A Stuck Landing
  • Uniqueness of the Routine

Based on these features, the points system will be awarded to the athletes.

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