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Intro to Gymnastics: 8 Types of Apparatus Used in Artistic Gymnastics

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 13, 2021 • 5 min read

Succeeding at the highest level in men’s and women’s gymnastics involves mainly the mastery of a gymnast’s own body over how well they use a piece of equipment, like a ball or shoot into a goal like in other sports. There is plenty of equipment is necessary to compete in the sport of gymnastics, however. This equipment is collectively referred to as gymnastics apparatus.