Johann Christoph Friedrich Gutsmuths, known as the great grandfather of gymnastics, published the first gymnastics textbook.
The first gymnasium was opened by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. Also known as the father of Gymnastics
The Bureau of the European Gymnastics Federation,which is now the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) was formed.
First summer Olympics was held in Athens gymnastics was a part of the competition.
Rhythmic gymnastics was added to the Olympics.
1996: the 1996 US Olympic women’s gymnastics team win the first gold medal for the United States in the women’s team competition.
Trampoline and Tumbling joined USA Gymnastics.
Carly Patterson is the first American woman to win the Olympic all-around title.
FIG introduced a new scoring system for artistic gymnastics. Now the maximum score is no longer a 10.0.
2013: The gymnastics levels changed from 6 compulsory levels and 4 optional levels, to 5 compulsory levels and 5 optional levels.