Men's Artistic Disciplines
As with the girls, boys must perform a series of elements, but unlike the girls these are not set to music. The boy's floor exercise should include movements which demonstrate strength, flexibility and balance. Each routine must combine movements such as somersaults, twists and leaps.
The bar is 240cm long and is set at 275cm from the floor. The boys should perform continuous clean swinging movements and must not touch the bar with their bodies. They are required to demonstrate changes of grip, swinging movements both forward and backward, plus release and catch moves.
The vaulting table is set at different heights depending on the age and level of the gymnast. It has a sprung suede cover and each element is graded in difficulty giving the more difficult moves a higher start value. Marks are also awarded for the control of the body and the landing position.
These are two bars 195cm from the floor. The gymnasts must travel above and between the two bars on their hands, upper arms or on one hand, swinging to the handstand. The parallel bars require a combination of swinging movements with strength or hold elements.