Perhaps the most precarious piece of apparatus for girls, the beam stands 1.25 metres from the floor, is five metres long and if that was not posing enough of a challenge, is only 10cm wide.
A beam routine is an exercise in precision with no room for error. The gymnast performs a combination of acrobatic elements, leaps, jumps, turns, steps, waves and balances. These can be done standing, sitting or lying on the beam. It is a requirement that the gymnast uses the entire length of the beam, with routines ending with a dramatic dismount. British Gymnastics
Gymnastics is a challenging yet exciting sport and growing in popularity on the Island. Please register your interest with the club.