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12 Facts About USA Gymnastics

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United States of America Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States.

Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring balance strength, flexibility, agility, endurance and control.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country in the Americas.

2016 Women's P&G Championships - Sr. Women Day 2 - NBC ... by USA Gymnastics

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Established in 1963 as the U.S. Gymnastics Federation, USA Gymnastics is responsible for selecting and training national teams for the Olympic Games and World Championships.

2016 Women's P&G Championships - Sr. Women Day 1 - NBC ... by USA Gymnastics

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The mission of USA Gymnastics is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of gymnastics.

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The programs governed by USAG are:

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Women's Artistic Gymnastics

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Men's Artistic Gymnastics

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Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Trampoline & Tumbling

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Acrobatic Gymnastics

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Group Gymnastics / Gymnastics for All

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The Women's Artistic program—comprising the events vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise—is by far the most well known to the public, with several nationally televised competitions each year.

The balance beam is an artistic gymnastics apparatus, as well as the event performed using the apparatus.

The uneven bars or asymmetric bars is an artistic gymnastics apparatus.

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Events in the Men's Artistic program include floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar.

The rings, also known as steady rings or still rings, is an artistic gymnastics apparatus and the event that uses it.

The horizontal bar, also known as the high bar, is an apparatus used by male gymnasts in artistic gymnastics.

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