judging Trampoline by computer?

“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.

Shawn Johnson – 700 calories a day

“I was always the very strong, powerful, muscly, bulky gymnast and I felt like people always wanted me to be thinner and lighter and leaner,” she tells PEOPLE. “And as a 12-year-old, the only way I really understood how to achieve that was to eat less and restrict myself. I remember kind of obsessing over it.” …

“I never went to a doctor, talked to a psychologist or was diagnosed as anorexic, but I was definitely obsessive and had very unhealthy habits,” she explains. …

“Back then, the judges liked the look of a very lean and skinny gymnast that was artistic and graceful, rather than powerful like myself,” she says …

People magazine

Claire MARTIN – Beam

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (15.0)

Beautiful but … landing deduction. Lack of split. Connections?

via Gymternet Clan

Uchimura – landings

At a judge’s meeting in Glasgow I was informed that even the great Kohei has been deducted in the past. Including 2014 Worlds.

Not for “low chest” – that would be stupid – but rather for not “having his feet together”.

As has been adopted by the Women’s NCAA, after landing with feet shoulder width FIG male gymnasts must slide heels together until they touch. If they do not touch, the feet were too wide.

Kohei is sliding his heels together now. :-)


related – male gymnasts better than female at landing

that time we had a 4 medalists on Bars …

2009 Worlds.

Sanne calculates her D-score

#Glasgow2015 Beam silver medalist Sanne Wevers recalculates her score immediately after her routine. It was appealed. And her score was raised 0.1, one of very few successful appeals at Worlds.

Sanne score Beam

(via Turn News)

FX Final: Afan, Maggie, Sae, Shang

There was far less controversy regarding judging at Worlds 2015 than at Worlds past. :-)

One of the biggest issues was the ranking of the top Floor finalists. The GOLD on floor was 2nd place, seeing as Simone was in the Final.

Click PLAY or watch Sae Miyakawa’s routine on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Margaret Nichols’s routine on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Ksenia Afanasyeva’s routine on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Chunsong Shang’s routine on YouTube.

At the time I thought Sae’s crazy difficult tumbling would win her the medal.

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