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Fans Guide To Parallel Bars

  • by Deej

If you have not already read Fans Guide to the Code of Points - please do so as it will make this all much clearer.     Parallel Bars are an often underappreciated apparatus in Mens Gymnastics. Two bars are 180 cm (~5' 10") off the ground - gymnasts swing under the bars, on top of the bars, on their upper arms, release - flip - and recatch, and generally end with a high-flying dismount. It is an incredibly challenging event and is beautiful to watch when performed well.   At the Elite level, a great PB score is 15.6 and higher.   The 5 Element Groups that must be... 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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