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Fans Guide To Balance Beam

If you have not already read Fans Guide to the Code of Points - please do so as it will make this all much clearer.       The gymnast performs a choreographed routine consisting of leaps, acrobatic skills, somersaults, turns and dance elements on a padded sprung beam. Apparatus norms set by the International Gymnastics Federation.  The event requires in particular, balance, flexibility and strength. Important Facts:   The routine must be within 60 to 80 seconds in length The beam must be specified at 125 cm (4'1'') high, 500 cm (16'5'') long, and 10cm (4")... read more

Fans Guide To The Code Of Points

  • by Deej

        The Code of Points (referred to from here as "The Code") is the rule book that governs the routine construction and judging of gymnastics. Every quadrennium (4 years) the Code gets updated to keep the sport fresh. The current version is a 6.6 MB PDF file comprised of 160 pages of text - this series of wikis is intended to make it digestible to more casual gymnastics fans in a matter of 10 minutes. Keep in mind there are literally HUNDREDS of rules in the code that will not be outlined, but after reading, you should be able to enjoy the upcoming Olympics so much... read more

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