PARALLEL BARS - Legs apart

Legs apart

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Tucked
  • 2/Piked

HIGH BAR - Legs Faults

Legs Faults

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Apart

HIGH BAR - Catch elements

Release and catch elements

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Bent arms

Floor - Non-distinct positions (tuck, pike, straight).

When Tuck, Pike, Straight (for recognition):
Examples differences in saltos:

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Tuck
  • 2/Pike
  • 3/Straight

HIGH BAR - Landings with twist

Landings with twist

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Dismount with twists

PARALLEL BARS - Contact and Falls

Contact and Falls

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Contact-Heavy contact
  • 2/Falls

Unsteadiness on landing

Explanation about minor adjustment of feet, or excessive arm swings on landing.

Covered Chapters

  • Minor adjustment of feet
  • Excessive arm swings


The différents deduction on landing.

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Step and Hop
  • 2/Falls

Lowering of chest on landings

Lowering of chest and extreme bending on on landings

Covered Chapters

  • 1 - Lowering of chest
  • 2 - Extreme bending

PB - Front uprise

h) A front uprise should be performed with the back horizontal with the bars, an angle of up to 45º to horizontal will have a small deduction and below 45º a medium deduction.
i) A front uprise to L sit can be deducted for lack of amplitude in the uprise, 0.1 or 0.3.

Covered Chapters

  • 1/ Front Uprise
  • 2/ Front uprise to L sit

Legs faults

Deduction when gymnast do legs faults

Covered Chapters

  • 1- Apart
  • 2- Bent
  • 3- Combined: Bent/Apart

POMMEL HORSE - Lack of amplitude in scissors and single leg swings

Here the differents deductions for lack of amplitude in scissors and single leg swings

Covered Chapters

  • 1/ Scissors and swing

Floor - Open Legs during Flight elements (twists and saltos)

We must pay attention on leg crossed during flight phase in saltos with twist.
The shoulder during saltos and/or on landing is decisive

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Tuck
  • 2/Pike
  • 3/Saltos with twist

VAULT - The splitting of legs in the Tsukahara and Kasamatsu

illustration of a common fault on Vault during the first flight of Tsukahara and Kasamatsu

Covered Chapters

  • 1/ Apart

POMMEL HORSE - Angular deviations in cross support circles and travels

0°-15° = 0 ded
16º- 30º = 0.1
31º- 45º = 0.3
>45º = 0.5 +NR

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Angular deviation in cross
  • 2/ Cumulative deduction

RING - Touch and support cables

All deduction when gymnast touching or supporting the cable or straps with arms, feet or other parts of body

Covered Chapters

  • 1/ Touching
  • 2/ Supporting

Incomplete twists

Technical deductions for angular deviation from the perfect end position

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Deduction on twists

Bent arms

Differents deductions about Bent arms

Covered Chapters

  • 1/ Differents bent arms
  • 2/ Exemple on 6 apparatus

Hips breaks with circles

Article 11.2.1 section c:
"Ideally circles and flairs must be performed with complete extension. Lack of amplitude in body position is deducted as an individual deduction on for each element"

Covered Chapters

  • 1/Circle
  • 2/Flair

Expectations for scissor to handstand elements

5 chapiters for explain all deductions on scissor to handstand element ( Article (j) , (k ) of COP)

Covered Chapters

  • 1/ Visible strength
  • 2/ Hip bend
  • 3/ Hand(s) stepping
  • 4/ Close the legs
  • 5/ Non recognition

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