Gymnastics is one of the oldest Olympic sports and has always been a part of the ancient, as well as the modern Olympic Games.
In artistic gymnastics, men participate in six apparatus: floor exercises, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Women participate in four apparatus: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises.
Max Whitlock became Team GB's first Olympic gymnastics champion when he won gold in the floor event at Rio 2016. Whitlock then doubled his tally with victory on the pommel horse the same day, taking his total Olympic tally to five medals following bronze in the all-around event and two bronze medals at London 2012.