Meaning of asymmetric bars in English:

asymmetric bars


plural noun

  • A pair of bars of different heights used in women's gymnastics.

    Also called uneven bars

    ‘Behind the asymmetric bars sat the gymnasts, a rainbow of tracksuits under a canopy of national flags.’
    • ‘The 15-year-old, who has just returned after an injury-riddled three years, made a stunning comeback to the arena when she claimed a silver medal in the asymmetric bars competition.’
    • ‘The reigning Olympic asymmetric bars champion had suffered mishaps in Atlanta and Sydney and Athens was her final chance to clinch the all-round title.’
    • ‘The 19-year-old had hoped for a top-three place in the asymmetric bars.’
    • ‘They gleefully hurl themselves at vaults or swing happily from the top of the asymmetric bars with the loosest of grips.’