Originated in the Roman era of BC. At the end of the 18 century, German gymnasts used their gymnastics to train the auxiliary equipment, after the introduction of the European and American countries. Initially, the balance beam was rounded, supported by brackets at both ends and in the middle
1845 became a women's gymnastics project. The balance beam is a square strip, 5 meters long and 10 cm wide, 1.20 meters from the ground. The balance beam finals were played by up to two athletes per team, only the top eight or the top six participants in the team will qualify for the competition. It's only more than routines. The athletes in the team and the optional exercise in the total score of one-second, plus the balance beam finals routines score, as the final score ranking, The score is high before the ranking. 20 points. From the 1992 Olympic Games, the group does not bring into the single tournament, only to routines the results of the competition to determine the position. Full divided into 10 points. 1952 was listed as the Olympic Games.
The balance beam is one of the women's gymnastics projects, starting at the 15th Olympic Games in 1952. The balance beam, which originated in Germany in 18th century, was sent to Europe and the United States. The beam's surface is narrow, and it has high demands on the athlete's ability to complete the action and control the balance of the body
It was listed as an Olympic event in 1952. By the 1980s, the balance beam movement developed rapidly, and a large number of movements in floor exercises were transplanted to the balance beam, the motion of the balance beam has been developed into a dynamic and difficult competitive project. The balance beam finals of the Olympic Games, with a maximum of 2 players, only 8 of the athletes in the first team were eligible for entry, compared to the routines. The 1992 Olympic Games began, the group does not take into account, Only with routines score judge position, full score 10 points. There is no upper limit.