Quick to complain when I DON’T like aspects of the new code of points, one of the trends I do like is specialization.
Specialists have always been an important part of American College gymnastics. It has finally now come to FIG in a big way.
Cheng Fei, for example, may never have made the Chinese Team in the past because she is not a consistent enough All-around competitor. She’s a Floor and Vault specialist.
Cheng Fei was the first Chinese woman to win a gold medal on vault at the Worlds. In fact, she has won more gold medals internationally than another Chinese female in history.
What a shame if she had not been on the team.
Check out how low she contacts the horse on her vault preflight.