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Designed to display agility, coordination, and strength, the general sport of gymnastics involves the performance of exercises which require physical strength, balance, coordination, gracefulness, and flexibility. Rhythmic gymnastics is a type of gymnastics which combines ballet, apparatus manipulation, and gymnastics and where gymnasts manipulate clubs, balls, ribbon, rope, or hoops, which are known as apparatus. Individuals manipulates only one apparatus at a time, while teams may manipulate two different apparatus at a time. During their routines, items may be passed from team member to team member. Artistic gymnastics is the Olympic sport in which individual men and women perform short routines on various apparatus. Men's Olympic events are horizontal bar, parallel bars, still rings, pommel horse, vault, and floor exercise, while the women's events are uneven parallel bars, balance beam, vault, and floor exercise.



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