Virtuosity: A term that in relation to gymnastics refers to the artistry, or the degree of rhythm and harmony, displayed when a movement is executed to its maximum in terms of style and elegance. In general, the more gracefully flowing and seamless a series of skills appears to be, the greater the virtuosity and the […]
Zero: which is the score you get if you do not compete in a gymnastics event or do something which voids your score, like not touching the vault table with your hands when you vault, being significantly spotted (not just accidentally touched) on a vault or, for women, touching the board or vault table during […]
Degree Of Difficulty: A rating that measures the difficulty of the specific moves in a gymnast’s routine. It is factored into the total score after judges have scored the execution of the moves. Each skill has a Level of difficulty rated by the FIG as an A, B, C, D, E, F or G level […]
Deduction: Points that each judge deducts for each incorrect execution and/or composition. Points are taken off a gymnast’s score for any errors. Most deductions are pre-determined, such as a 0.5 deduction for a fall from an apparatus or a 0.1 deduction for stepping out of bounds on the floor exercise. Small deductions are .1 and […]
Composition: The structure of a gymnastics routine and how each individual element, movement or skill is arranged into a routine is called the composition of the routine.Â The overall arrangement of individual movements and skills into a gymnastics routine.
Code of Points: The official FIG rulebook for judging gymnastics skills from the International Gymnastics Federation and/or other national federations with the rules in which the scoring system and the composition of a program are based. The code of points specifies the difficulty value of all skills, as well as outlines requirements that must be […]