The average height of championship female gymnasts who have won Olympic individual all around medals is 5 feet 1 inch tall, According to Boston.com. Of these same championship-level gymnasts, 78 percent of the women are within 3 inches above or below 5 feet tall.
Female gymnasts are typically small and light, which allows them to achieve a good strength-to-weight ratio. The short stature is also particularly helpful with rotational skills. Female gymnasts are typically very strong and have broad shoulders. They must also be extremely flexible and often begin training as early as 8 years old to gain skill in this area.