The latest update contains a few changes from last season, primarily adding special considerations for those athletes that do certain elements of difficulty in their routines, while not raising the minimum standards needed to get a 10.
Although the NCAA has different Special Requirements than the NCAA, it shares the same execution deductions as the Level 10 code. With the new quadrennium, certain changes were also made to the JO Level 10 program. …
The text, illustrations and routine videos for the 2013-2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s Compulsory Program are now available for the Apple iPad as well as Android-enabled tablets. The app, available through the iTunes store here, the Google Play store here and the Amazon Kindle store here, sells for $29.99 and allows gymnastics professionals, coaches and judges alike to take the complete program for reference wherever they go.
Artistry, or the lack thereof, is one the hottest topics in gymnastics.
Bemoaning the demise of artistry – in combination with the assurance that everything was much better in the 80s – is something of full-time job for a lot of gym fans. While fans have the luxury of sitting back and yelling “are the judges blind?!!! That routine should have been hammered for lack of artistry!” at their computer screens, the FIG has to come up with actual rules that can be applied by actual judges in actual competitions.
The FIG Academy Program organised two artistry and music workshops during the World Championships in Antwerp. One for the coaches and another one for the judges. The workshop was run under the title „It’s time to put the artistry back into gymnastics!“ and was the first of a number of workshops planned for the Olympic cycle. …
Lasse Nettum of the Norwegian College of Sports Science and Lyn Heward from Cirque du Soleil presented.
Uncle Tim seems to be struggling to document the Evolution of Artistry in both Women’s and Men’s Gymnastics.
There’s no solution, so far as I can see.
You can’t consistently quantify “artistry”.
Final scores in competition should be valid, reliable and consistent competition-to-competition. They never will be if Artistry is factored.
I propose a SOLUTION. In future judges should not consider artistry in scoring. Instead, simply applying the code as written. Deducting for poor form and line. Feet crossed during twisting would be deducted. Poor body position would be deducted.
IF judges did that, gymnasts I consider artistic would be rewarded in any case. Uchimura and Kyla Ross, for two.
Artistry, I propose, would be rewarded separately. Prizes like the Longine’s Elegance Award. “Best Choreography” on Beam. “Best Choreography” on Floor.
There’s no need for certified judges to pick those. For example, at the Mexico Open in Acapulco the Elegance award was chosen by Nadia Comaneci, Svetlana Boginskaya and others.
All those bewildering 9.925 College scores will be here SOON.
GymCastic does some ‘splainin:
College gymnastics programs do not use the FIG’s Code of Points. In order to determine skill difficulty, the NCAA uses the Junior Olympic Code of Points.
At times, the difficulty values of both Codes overlap. Other times, however, certain skills are downgraded in the J.O. Code of Points, and sometimes, certain skills are upgraded in the J.O. Code of Points, which makes things wicked complicated for gym fans. …
Ukrainian gymnast Angelina Kysla finished fifth all-around Saturday evening at the 3rd Mexico Open in Acapulco, but her artistry brought her a very valuable prize.
An expert panel that included Olympic gymnastics legends Nadia Comaneci (Romania) and Svetlana Boginskaya (Belarus) chose Kysla as the winner of the GK Prize for Elegance among the female gymnasts in Acapulco.
Her reward? A one-of-a-kind white leotard valued at approximately $10,000. …
Men’s and women’s All-around scores were combined in the randomly assigned mixed pairs event, which paired male and female gymnasts by draw. Chusovitina (UZB) and Uematsu won the mixed pairs title with a combined score of 142.850 points …
You try not to watch warm-ups because there’s no point in premature scrutiny, but the signs are unavoidable: flat approach. Oh-so-slow repulsion off the table. Heavily taped feet. The coach heaving over a stack of mats and flipping the girl, who lands on her knees.
Your ankles are already cringing.
The scary Tsuk is frighteningly ubiquitous at any given Level 8 meet, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. “Let’s go!” the coach yells, clapping, and the teammates chime in. …
… Even if I don’t agree, I can understand the limit of two for apparatus finals.
But two per country in the all-around is too severe, especially at a time when all-arounders are a shrinking population. At the London Olympics, for example, only three men’s teams had more than two all-arounders. Two-time world all-around silver medalist Philipp Boy was among those who got bumped. Of the 12 women’s teams, six had three all-arounders, and six had two. 2011 world champion Jordyn Wieber was eliminated.
The individual all-around used to be the centerpiece of a major championship. Eliminating potential gold medalists, such as Boy and Wieber, tarnishes that title. …
The FIG Executive Committee can keep the two-gymnast limit for event finals, but it should return to three gymnasts per country in the all-around …