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Gymnastics Balance Beam Skills: List of Gymnastics Moves

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 13, 2021 • 7 min read

The balance beam is one of the core competitive gymnastics events within a broader sport known as women’s artistic gymnastics. Artistic gymnastics propels athletes through feats of strength, agility, and grace via a wide array of acrobatic events—including floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars, parallel bars, high beam, vault, rings, and pommel horse. Both men and women compete in artistic gymnastics, but the balance beam events are unique to female gymnasts in the Olympic Games and other international competitions.