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Fans Guide To Pommel Horse

  • 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.     Pommel Horse is widely known as the most difficult event in Mens Gymnastics. It requires tremendous strength, flexibility, endurance, and most of all - practice. Pommel Horse requires more repetition than any other event to achieve perfection.    The 5 Element Groups that must be completed are:   Single leg swings/scissors (generally when the gymnast is in the middle of the horse and swings back and forth in a pendulum motion with his legs spread... 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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