How wide is an Olympic balance beam?

Answer All modern balance beams are the same width:10 cm (about 4 inches). The first introduction of the balance beam in international competition happened in 1934. At that time, the beam was 8 cm wide, b... Read More »

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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 »

How many inches wide is the balance beam used in Olympic gymnastic competitions?

The first non-competive balance beams were actually rounded tree trunks that measured up to 64 feet long and nearly 10 inches in diameter. Competitive balance beams today, like those used in Olympi... Read More »

How wide is a FIG balance beam?

The regulation size for a Federation Internationale de Gymnastique balance beam is 10 centimeters wide and 5 meters long. This is equivalent to 3.94 inches wide and 16.4 feet long. The beam is 1.2... 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 »