Balance Beam

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balance beam

[′bal·əns ‚bēm]
(civil engineering)
A long beam, attached to a gate (or drawbridge, and such) so as to counterbalance the weight of the gate during opening or closing. Also known as balance bar.

Balance Beam


a piece of equipment used in women’s gymnastics for exercises in equilibrium. The balance beam is a horizontally placed bar, 5 meters long, 16 cm high, and 10 cm wide, supported by poles 120 cm high.

balance beam, balance bar

A long beam, attached to a gate (or drawbridge, etc.) so as to counterbalance the weight of the gate during opening or closing.
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Walking on the balance beam helps with static balance.
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The final member of the Unites States' new quintet, Laurie Hernandez had the second best score on the balance beam.
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The third Beaver to advance was freshman Kaytianna McMillan, who qualified on the balance beam after tying Tang, Johnson and Kentucky's Audrey Harrison for first with a score 9.
Disciplines include speed bounce, vertical jump, long jump, hi-stepper, triple jump, chest push, target throw and balance beam.
I was impressed by how cool you were - I don't know how you do what you do, especially the balance beam," he said.
OVER THE MOON: Hannah Whelan performing on the balance beam on her was to picking up two bronze medals at the European Championships (inset, right)
Another first-time Olympian like Hernandez, Biles has dominated the international stage leading up to the Games, winning the last three world championships in the all-around competition and two straight on the balance beam.
The younger children wanted more fun things to play on and so Mr Harrison and the School Council designed a Trim Trail which features equipment including a log walk, clatter bridge and balance beam.