Gymnastics is a broad term used to refer to a wide range of disciplines at the Olympics. Over recent years, betting on gymnastics has become a popular option, with people getting the hang of such wagers. As people anticipate watching the likes of Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura do their thing on the field, they also line their betting accounts with good money. But before you also follow suit and start wagering on your favorite gymnasts, let’s look at what gymnastics betting entails:
What is Gymnastics Betting?
Are parallel bars gymnastics? What of uneven bars? All these are forms of gymnastics, a term used to cover a wide range of events. From vault to floor to trampolines to pommel horse, tons of things are considered gymnastics. Some of the sports are even team-based. So, wagering on gymnastics would require you to choose any of these options, do some research, and place a bet. That’s the first thing you need to know about this betting market on the up and up.
But rather than focus on each sport by itself, we will work with the umbrella term and let you do the digging later. However, all the information you find in this piece will be adequate to help you zero in on a niche and excel at it. The niche can be in aesthetic gymnastics, dance gymnastics, free dance, or even rhythmic gymnastics. In some cases, it can feature a combination of these elements.
Want some examples? Let’s consider a few. Artistic gymnastics is like the trampoline event where the gymnast puts on a routine lasting on the trampoline. It features two sets of ten routines with somersaults and is quite breathtaking. On the other hand, rhythmic gymnastics feature women putting on a show for between 75 and 90 seconds using an object of their choice. Be it a ball or a rope; the aim is to wow the judges. On the group side of things, five gymnasts perform for two sets, each taking up about 135 seconds. The judges base their decisions on how well executed the routine is and its complexity level.
You can think of gymnastics as artistic performances where athletes showcase how good they are at executing routines. But of course, it is much more than this, as you will see when you start researching individual sports.