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Artistic Gymnastics

Olympic gymnastics is a heart-pounding spectacle that is both dynamic and beautiful. There are three types of trampoline sports: artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline.

With this short guide, you can learn all the rules of rhythmic and artistic gymnastics in time for Tokyo 2020.

 

What exactly is artistic gymnastics?

 

Artistic gymnastics was one of the first disciplines added to the modern Olympic Games in 1894. Artistic gymnasts are pushed to develop their abilities on a variety of equipment, including the balance beam and floor routines. We’ll go through the specifics for the men’s and women’s competitions below.

 

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

 

There are four main events in women’s artistic gymnastics:

Beam. Gymnasts perform a sequence of twists, flips, and leaps on a foam-padded balancing beam that is about four feet off the floor, five metres long, and only ten cm wide, putting their balance and precision to the test.

Vault. Competitors race to gain speed before launching themselves into the air with a springboard. They must use both hands to smash the table and perform a variety of flying twists and saltos. The most difficult vault, known as the Produnova, is rarely attempted, even in the Olympics.

Uneven Bars. The uneven bars are the final measure of upper body strength in the women’s event. Competitors must execute a range of swings and twists on both the low and high bars. They must also transition between the two by flying six feet in the air before dismounting and landing with their feet perfectly together.

Floor Exercise. Each participant performs a 90-second routine to music that combines dance, gymnastics, and drama. Gymnasts must perform a variety of prescribed maneuvers, including tumbles, jumps, and pirouettes, while using the sprung floor to assist them gain height.
There are additional medals for team competition and individual all-around ladies in the Olympics. These two events are intended to put the gymnasts’ abilities on all four pieces of apparatus to the test. The all-around women’s event is limited to two gymnasts per nation, according to the regulations.

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

 

The men’s artistic gymnastics program has a higher number of events — eight in total – spread across six pieces of equipment:

Rings. Gymnasts get points by lifting and holding their bodies in gravity-defying postures while holding on to two rings. The Maltese Cross, in which gymnasts hold their bodies horizontally with their arms outstretched parallel to their bodies, is regarded as one of the most difficult moves.

Vault. This is the same event as the women’s program.

Pommel Horse. Gymnasts must utilize their arms and upper body power to sustain their weight on the horse while swinging their legs around in smooth, flowing patterns.

Horizontal Bar. Gymnasts must complete swings, twists, and a complicated dismount on a single bar nine feet in the air.

Parallel Bars. Gymnasts must perform a series of swings and flying movements on two parallel bars using their upper body strength. The most difficult maneuvers are those in which the gymnast loses sight of the poles for a fraction of a second.

Floor Exercise. The focus on acrobatics is stronger in the men’s floor exercise event than in the women’s event.

Two extra events put the male gymnasts’ total talent to the test, with Olympic medals available in both the team competition and the individual all-around competition. The all-around event, like the women’s, is limited to two male gymnasts from each competing country.

What is the scoring system for artistic gymnastics?

 

Gymnasts are given a D for difficulty and an E for execution.

  • The difficulty score is determined by the moves made, with each move worth between 0.1 and 1.0 points.
  • The top eight moves for women are considered, and the top ten moves for men, to get their final D score.
  • It’s merely the score connected with the vault motion for the vault.
  • Every gymnast starts with a perfect 10.0 for their E score, with points subtracted for any errors.
  • The gymnast with the greatest combined D and E score wins the competition.

The all-around event is won by the gymnast with the highest cumulative score from all events.

What exactly is rhythmic gymnastics?

 

Olympic rhythmic gymnastics is a female-only sport that employs equipment to display ability, flexibility, and musicality. It debuted in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. There are only two types of all-around women: individual all-around women and group all-around women.

 

All-around Women’s Event

 

Each gymnast must execute scripted routines on each of the four pieces of apparatus listed below:

  • Ball
  • Hoop
  • Clubs
  • Ribbon

Gymnasts could also compete using rope until 2013. This equipment, however, has been phased away, leaving only four options. The idea stays the same regardless of the gymnast’s equipment: they must maintain the apparatus moving at all times, producing a fluid routine to music.

 

All-around Group Event

 

The team event has five gymnasts, two performances, and two sets of equipment. The gymnasts must all utilize the same props in the first routine, but they can use a variety in the second. These shows mix gymnastic talent, massive throws, and fascinating performances.

 

How is rhythmic gymnastics scored at the Olympics?

 

Rhythmic gymnastics performances, like artistic gymnastics, are judged by judges who award a difficulty (D) score and an execution (E) score, which are combined to produce the total score for the routine. Following each Olympic Games, the Points Code is updated.

  • The D grade is determined on all aspect of the performance, including leaps, jumps, and equipment use. This difficulty level is infinite.
  • The E score is determined by how successfully the routine was performed by either the soloist or the ensemble. This has a base value of ten points. The final score is an average of the judges’ middle three ratings.
  • At this point, the D and E ratings are merged to get a final score. Then, any penalty deductions are removed. In rhythmic gymnastics, the list of immediate deductions is quite extensive and complex. Competitors can be penalized for everything from damaging the apparatus to taking too long to land on their feet.

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