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Fans Guide To Uneven Bars

If you have not already read Fans Guide to the Code of Points - please do so as it will make this all much clearer.      On the uneven bars (also known as asymmetric bars), the gymnast uses two horizontal bars set at different heights. The height is generally fixed (in FIG scoring), but the width may be adjusted (compulsory and "pre-elite" gymnastics). Gymnasts perform swinging, circling, and transitional release moves that may pass over, under, and between the two bars. Movements may pass through the handstand and gymnasts often mount the Uneven Bars using a... 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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