How to Make a Gymnastics Beam?

Answer A gymnastic beam routine is a timed event, performed on a 4-inch wide, 5-inch thick, 16 1/2-foot long padded wood base. Little girls all over the world practice at the gym for hours on end, trying ... Read More »

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How long is a gymnastics beam?

The standard balance beam used in gymnastics is 5 meters (16.4 feet) in length. It is 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) from the floor and 10 cm (3.9 inches) wide. The balance beam is used only by female gymna... Read More »

How wide is the balance beam in gymnastics?

The official width of a balance beam is 10 centimeters or 3.94 inches. Its height can vary. For the Olympics, the height is 1.2 meters above the floor, almost 4 feet, and 5 meters long, or 16.4 fee... Read More »

How to Walk on a Gymnastics Balance Beam?

The balance beam: perhaps the most iconic apparatus in gymnastics. At only four inches wide and typically several feet off the ground, simply walking from one end to the other can seem practically ... Read More »

How wide is the normal balance beam in an Olympic gymnastics competition?

The International Federation of Gymnastics (IFG), the official governing body for the sport of gymnastics, has set the performance area of the balance beam to a width of 10 cm, or 3.96 inches.Sourc... Read More »