Artistic gymnastics equipment
posted on 04/26/2007
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Physical characteristics of artistic gymnastics equipment

Floor exercise
Length: 12 m (approx. 40 ft.)
Width: 12 m (approx. 40 ft.)

Pommel horse
Height: 115 cm (approx. 3.8 ft.)
Width: 35 cm (approx. 13.8 in.)
Length: 160 cm (approx. 5.25 in.)

Still rings
Tower height: 575 cm (approx. 19 ft.)
Cable/strap length: 300 cm (approx. 9.8 ft.)
Space between cables/straps: 50 cm (approx. 19.7 in.)

Women’s and men’s vault table
Height: 125 cm (approx. 4 ft.)
Width: 95 cm (approx. 3 ft.)
Length: 95-105 cm (approx. 3-3.5 ft.)
Runway width: 1 m (approx. 3.2 ft.)
Runway length: women – 78 ft. min. to 82 ft. max. (approx. 23.7-25 m); men – 25m (82 ft.)

Parallel bars
Height: 195 cm (approx. 6.4 ft.)
Width: 42-52 cm (approx. 16.5-20.5 in.)
Length: 350 cm (approx. 11.5 ft.)

Horizontal bar
Height: 275 cm (approx. 9 ft.)
Diameter: 2.8 cm (approx. 1 in.)
Length: 240 cm (approx. 8 ft.)

Uneven bars
Low bar height: 166 cm (+ or - 1 cm) (approx. 5.4 ft.)
High bar height: 246 cm (+ or - 1 cm) (approx. 8 ft.)
Space between bars: 180 cm (max.) (approx. 6 ft.)

Balance beam
Height: 125 cm (approx. 4 ft.)
Width: 10 cm (approx. 4 in.)
Length: 500 cm (approx. 16.5 ft.)