Women's Gymnastics is composed of four components
Uneven Bars (UB)
Swinging movements are prominant on this apparatus. The movement must be continuous and include movement in both directions, above and below the bars. Release and regrasp movements are essential. The Uneven Bars are the most spectacular of the women's apparatus.
Balance Beam (BM)
The beam is 10cm wide, 5m long and is 1m - 1.25m from the ground. A routine on the beam should be a combonation of acrobatic elements, leaps, jumps, turns and gymnastics movements. The gymnast must use the entire length of the beam and vary the routine demonstrating elegance, flexibility and confidence.
Floor Exercise (FX)
The floor Exercise, accompanied by music to enhance the performance, should combine dance movements with tumbling and acrobatics. The whole floor area must be used with the routine being varied on mood, tempo and direction. This exercise is the publics favorite as the audience can become involved in the routine by clapping to music while watching the gymnasts fly, pirouette, tumble and leap high into the air.
Vaulting shows off the gymnasts athletic qualities, as the movement is performed after a run up of about 25m. Each Vault has a value according to its difficulty. The Vault should demonstrate clean movements with height and length finishing in a controlled landing. Two Vaults are permitted with the better score counting or the average depending on the competition.