“Time of flight” makes up 1/3 the score. It’s measured by machine. Objectively.
FIG is looking at additional objective criteria that could be evaluated by computer. How long could it be before Trampoline judging could be entirely evaluated by computer?
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Time of flight was added in 2010 as one of the three scoring components in Trampoline, along with Difficulty and Execution.
The best source of news on the sport in the Olympic host is Gym Blog Brazil. (Portuguese) LIKE their Facebook page.
For some reason their media credentials were withdrawn during Brazilian Championships. No freedom of the Press there, it would seem.
We’re still waiting to hear a logical reason from the Federation or organizers.
The Gymnastics Federation of Saudi Arabia hosted a Level 2 Academy for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) on November 4 – 11, 2015. Such Academies for Artistic Gymnastics are almost always organised with men and women together. The first such MAG-only Academy was a Level 3 hosted in the USA in 2007 and the second was a Level 1 hosted by Saudi Arabia a year ago. This was the 210th Academy in the FIG Academy Programme. …
A special thanks to Ebrahim Alabdali, our organizer. Translating back and forth English <> Arabic is good study methodology. Brahim had the highest exam score.
Additional photos. Some staged.
Course leader Chris Evans had discussions with Saudi Olympic Committee consultants.
Recall that Saudi Arabia entered 2 female athletes in the London 2012 Olympics: Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani and 800m-runner Sarah Attar.
Of course FIG would love to see female gymnasts represent the Kingdom one day.
Gymnastike has rebranded with a new website.
Same content, cleaner look. As I did with this site several months ago, FloGymnastics has been optimized for mobile. Continuous scrolling is a win too.
If you are not a paid member no need to click on anything marked PRO.
As before, the price of membership is not posted up front. You need to “join” first, find out the price later. If you get that far, there are different prices for monthly and yearly membership.
One of my big complaints with Gymnastike was their policy of NOT linking back to the page where they found inspiration or information. They wanted visitors to stay on Gymnastike. That seems to have improved. For example this post …
Shawn Johnson Plans Return To Gymnastics With Tour Of Champions
… links to a People magazine article. Kudos to FloGymnastics for that. In the past they sometimes did not link out at all. Or linked to the People magazine home page.
Embed codes are missing. But I’ve been told they will be added to the new platform as soon as possible.
Give FloGymnastics.com a try. Leave a comment if you have an opinion.
There are not many coaches left who feel gymnasts with African heritage – who get a chance to train gymnastics – are at a disadvantage.
Sport is an environment where EVERYONE should have an equal chance for success.
Right now a VIDEO on racism at the University of Alabama is being shared online. Fraternities and sororities are still a problem.
I’ve not heard anyone complain about racism on the University of Alabama Gymnastics team.
Click PLAY or watch Morgan Dennis on YouTube.
Wilbur Jackson was the first black football player signed by the University of Alabama 1970 by Bear Bryant. That worked out pretty well for the legendary coach.
Though the former slave States are ASSumed to be the most racist it turns out that’s not true based on one study.
Coaches can take pride in the fact that we help break down societal barriers.
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