Execution: The amplitude, form, style and technique used to complete the skills in in the performance of a routine. Bent knees and flexed toes are examples of poor execution.
Events: The 4 women’s events in gymnastics are Floor Exercise, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Vault. The 6 men’s events are Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar.
Compulsory: All gymnasts competing compulsory routines must perform specified skills in a specified order. Compulsory routines have been eliminated from higher level optional gymnastics competitions.Â Compulsory is an adjective used to describe routines, levels and gymnasts.
Compulsories: A routine in which the elements are pre-determined by an organization such as USA Gymnastics (or other national federation) or by the FIG. Routines that are specified and designated by the gymnastics federation for certain levels of gymnasts and which all gymnasts at that level must perform. Compulsory routines are no longer a part […]
All Around: Describes a gymnast who competes in all their gymnastics events. For men, this is six events, and for women it is four events.Â Also refers to the event competition won by scoring the highest score sum total in all of the events.