Gymnastics is a sport that involves the performance of exercises that require physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination and balance. Competitive artistic gymnastics is the best known of the gymnastic sports.
It usually involves the women’s event on bars, balance beam, floor exercise and vault. Men’s events are floor exercise, horse with bows, still rings, vault, parallel bars and fixed bar. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the classical Greeks that include skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills.
By the late 19th century, men’s gymnastics competition was popular enough to be included in the first modern Olympic Games.