|Governing Body:||Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)|
Artistic Gymnastics is gymnastics’ discipline which involves short routine performances of athletes on various apparatus. Gymnastics in its modern form was evolved in Bohemia and Germany at the start of 19th century and at the same time, the term artistic gymnastic was coined at the same time to differentiate it from the freestyles used. Several apparatus like parallel bars and horizontal bar were invented by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, popularly known as the father of gymnastics. The first World Championship of the event took place in 1903 and was open for men only till 1934. Women’s gymnastics became a part of the Olympics in 1928 as a team event and included in the World Championships in 1950.
To score maximum points possible through the performances in all the events. The athlete with the highest score wins.
Male athletes compete in six events while female athletes compete in four events as a part of the team as well as individually in each of the disciplines or as an all-around performer.
The playing area for artistic gymnastics includes the performance area for all of the apparatus used during the competition.
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He is an Cuban-American artistic gymnast who has won two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games, each in parallel bars and horizontal bars and is the 2011 World Champion in parallel bars. He has won many other accolades.
She is an Indian artistic gymnast who is the first Indian female gymnast ever to participate in the Olympics and the very first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years. She has won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the 2015 Asian Championships in vault event.