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Fans Guide To Still Rings

  • 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.     Hanging 260 cm (8.5 feet) from the top of the mat, the Still Rings - typically just called Rings - are the ulimate show of strength in the sport of gymnastics, as well as the primary source of income for orthopedic surgeons around the world. Great ring routines typically combine nearly superhuman combinations of 2-3 second long strength holds, beautiful swinging/flipping elements, and a high flying dismount.    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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